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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'

There are 2 flowers in this picture

Scientific name: Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'
Family: Malvaceae
Origin: Uncertain

Category: Evergreen free flowering shrub
Photo Taken at: The Ditch Garden in my neighbourhood
More pictures here.

It looks similar to those of labeled as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'El Capitolio' by western growers.

Notes:
The flowers are semi-pendulous and petals semi-fringed. It looks like a 2-in-1 flower with single (bottom) and double (top) flower petal arrangements.

References:

  1. This is thought to be an intermediate form of H. schizopetalus that is linked to H. rosa-sinensis. It is an intermediate form that looks like a cross between Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and Hibiscus schizopetalus. The origin of this species is uncertain. Burkill, the English botanist says that it is a result of hybridisation between H. rosa-sinensis and H. schizopetalus. Another theory says that it is an extreme form of the ancient H. rosa-sinensis. (Reference:  Dr. Francis Ng's book "Tropical Horticulture and Gardening").
  2. 1001 Garden Plants in Singapore (2nd edition).




This is my entry for Today's Flowers # 134, a meme which opens every Sunday, 2pm GMT. My grateful thanks to Today's Flowers team members; Luiz Santili Jr, Denise in Virginia, Laerte Pupo and Sandy Carlson. To participate and view other gorgeous flowers around the world, click here


5 comments:

  1. So pretty! I've never seen such Pagoda Hibiscus here.

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  2. What a great shot of a very beautiful Hibiscus schizopetalus 'Pagoda'.
    I have never seen any Hibiscus Pagoda in one of Toronto's garden centers.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Gisela.

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  3. Those are beautiful blooms!

    My Flower post, have a blessed Sunday!

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  4. Goodness, double trouble in one!

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  5. Nunca vi este hibisco diferente aqui. Linda foto!

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Yay! You like flowers too.

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