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Unidentified Hibiscus??


Low growing bushes with a lot of bright red blossoms


All along jungle trails and in native villages in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.


These plants, with their beautiful red flowers, are decorative and when transplanted into a row and trimmed made a beautiful hedge that can be easily trimmed with a machete.

1 species ID suggestions

Hibiscus sp. Hibiscus - Wikipedia


Tukup 3 weeks ago

Hi Scott. I guess that should have read "with the pistil" protruding. I'm still learning flower parts :-)

Tukup 3 weeks ago

Okay Scott. I've added another picture with the stamen protruding, even though the blossom isn't open, although the petals are more loosely arrayed than in the previous foto. Does this give you a better idea of a specific ID, or will it still just be Hibiscus sp? Thanks for the help.

Tukup 3 weeks ago

Thanks Scott. I see these often but don't ever remember seeing them open any more than shown. I will watch for that.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 4 weeks ago

If the flowers were open it would be easy to tell if this is Hibiscus.

Morona Santiago, Ecuador

Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69

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

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