Drew Merrill, 1924
centimetres (2 meters)
Pale Yellow to Dark
Native Rosella, Creeping Pink Swamp Hibiscus
|| Hibiscus sagittifolius,
Kurz, 1871. Abelmoschus coccineus S.Y. Hu, 1955. Abelmoschus
esquirolii, S.Y. Hu, 1955. Hibiscus
bellicosus H. LÚv. 1914. Hibiscus bodinieri var.
brevicalyculata H. LÚv. 1913. Hibiscus esquirolii
H. LÚv. 1913. Hibiscus longifolius var. tuberosus
Span. 1841. Abelmoschus moschatus
subsp. tuberosus, Borss. Waalk. 1966.
This member of the
Malvaceae family was this name by Elmer Drew Merrill
in 1924. It is found in China and Northern Australia, growing in a
rich but drained soil with some to lots of
water and some sun. It will grow up to 30 centimetres in height, with two
meters long vines, and the tubers will get up to five centimetres thick. The flowers are
white over pale yellow to dark pink.
The genera name after
Persian abu'l-mishk; 'father to musk', probably due to the smell of
the seeds. The species name means 'arrow-formed leaves'.