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Taxon: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae.
Nomen number: 19078
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:695. 1753, nom. cons.
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comments:Name verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 141 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • Indian-sorrel   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 8:178.) – English
  • Jamaica-sorrel   (Source: Baileya 13:84. 1965) – English
  • red-sorrel   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • roselle   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • sorrel   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • oseille de Guinée   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Malventee   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Rosella   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • carurú-de-Guiné   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quiabo-azedo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quiabo-de-Angola   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quiabo-róseo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • quiabo-roxo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • rosela   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vinagreira   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • acedera de Guinea   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • rosa de Jamaica   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • serení   (Source: Dict Gard ) – Spanish
  • rosellhibiskus   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (fide F Guat; Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: beverage base   (fide Pl Res SEAS 8:178. 1993)
  • Human food: vegetable   (fide Pl Res SEAS 8:178. 1993)
  • Materials: fiber   (mainly import. in SEAsia fide Pl Res SEAs 8:178. 1993)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide F Guat)
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Distributional range:

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

      Other:
  • probable origin tropical Africa

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Bates, D. M. 1965. Notes on the cultivated Malvaceae. 1. Hibiscus. Baileya 13:84–85.
  • Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised. Blumea 14:64–65.
  • Brummitt, R. K. 2002. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 53. Taxon 51:798. [proposal recommended].
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Craven, L. A. et al. 2003. A taxonomic review of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. Austral. Syst. Bot. 16:209–212.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Fryxell, P. A. 2001. (1492) Proposal to conserve the name Hibiscus sabdariffa (Malvaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 50:929–931.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Magness, J. R. et al. 1971. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1. [limited production].
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rakshit, S. C. & B. C. Kundu. 1972. Revision of the Indian species of Hibiscus. Bull. Bot. Surv. India 12:162–164.
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. 8:178 In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 8:178.
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946–1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
  • Wilson, F. D. & M. Y. Menzel. 1964. Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa). Econ. Bot. 18:80–91.
  • Wilson, F. D. 1999. Revision of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Africa and Asia. Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29:65–66.
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Check other web resources for Hibiscus sabdariffa L.:

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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