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Hibiscus/Gumamela

Hibiscus

Description:

Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. The leaves are alternate, ovate to lanceolate, often with a toothed or lobed margin. The flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals, color from white to pink, red, orange, purple or yellow, and from 4–18 cm broad. Flower color in certain species, such as H. mutabilis and H. tiliaceus, changes with age. The fruit is a dry five-lobed capsule, containing several seeds in each lobe, which are released when the capsule dehisces (splits open) at maturity.

Habitat:

It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees.

Notes:

Spotted at our neighbors backyard. :)

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Manilie
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Manilie

Quiapo, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 30, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011

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