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Taxon: Hibiscus trionum L.

Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 19098
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:697. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 3 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.

A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
CO*°, WA°, WY°.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • bladder ketmia   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • flower-of-an-hour   (Source: Dict Gard ) – English
  • Venice-mallow   (Source: State Noxweed Seed ) – English
  • teel sheitani   (Source: F Egypt ) – Arabic
  • ye xi gua miao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • Stunden-Roseneibisch   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • gin-sen-ka   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • subagpul   (Source: F Korea ) – Transcribed Korean
  • gibiskus trojčatyj   (Source: F Armenia ) – Transliterated Russian
  • timvisare   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Morocco; Tunisia
    West Tropical Africa: Mali; Senegal
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Namibia; South Africa - Transvaal
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Egypt - Sinai; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
    Indo-China: Myanmar
    Middle Europe: Austria; Hungary; Slovakia
    East Europe: Moldova; Russian Federation - European part [s.]; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Greece [incl. Crete]; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia

    Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain
  • widely naturalized

  • exact native range obscure



Check other web resources for Hibiscus trionum L.:


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  • 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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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (07 October 2015)

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