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Chinese Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis


Bright red rose-like flowers on waxy leaved bush.


Growing near house on mission compound in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador. No idea if it is native or not. I haven't seen any out in the villages.

1 species ID suggestions

SukanyaDatta 3 months ago
China Rose or Hibiscus double petal whorl variety
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Wikipedia


Tukup 2 months ago

Thanks Linnea & Sukanya. I appreciate the help. I've updated the spotting. I have several others that I'll have to see if they match or if they are a little different. I may require your expertise again :-)

SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Wikipedia link: The middle photo in the last row matches.
Hibiscus is called Joba in my mother-tongue. The variety you have spotted is called Dabbol (Double) Joba :)

SukanyaDatta 3 months ago

Check double whorl variety of Hibiscus rosa sinensis...we have these in India...used for worship. I am typing this on my mobile...will check on computer tomorrow...

Linnea Joandi
Linnea Joandi 3 months ago

Looks like it may belong to the mallow family, Malvaceae (

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

Spotted on Jul 1, 2010
Submitted on Jan 27, 2019

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