Friedrich Kasimir Medikus,
China, Pakistan, India,
Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Guinea,
Mix - Rich
Medium - Maximum
Pale Yellow / Maroon
Aibika, Sunset Muskmallow,
Sunset Hibiscus, Hibiscus Manihot, Tropic Jewel Hibiscus, Sunset Muskmallow,
Hibiscus manihot, L.
Hibiscus papyriferus Salisb. 1796.
This member of the
was given this name by Friedrich Kasimir Medikus in 1787. It is found in China,
Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Philippines, New Guinea and Northern Australia, growing in a well drained
but rich soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
three centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from two
to five metres in height. The flowers are pale yellow with a maroon centre.
The genera name after
Persian abu'l-mishk; 'father to musk', probably due to the smell of
the seeds. The species name
manihot refers to the genus Manihot; a member of the