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Common name

English: Lemonyellow Rosemallow

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Malvaceae (61)(family description)

          Genus: Hibiscus (9)

            Epithet: calyphyllus Cav. (1)

Synonyms: Hibiscus calycinus Willd., Hibiscus wildii Suess.

calyphyllus => leafy calyx

wildii => in honor of Hiram Wild (1917-1982), English botanist who worked in Southern Rhodesia

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: purple, yellow

External links

Check for Hibiscus calyphyllus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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