Hibiscus sabdariffa Plant Morphological characteristics.


Hibiscus sabdariffa Plant Morphological characteristics.

Hibiscus Sabdariffa photo  Annual erect herb,up to 2m. Stems lavender,glabrous. Cone shape root system,taproot slightly thin,buried deep,glabrous. Special-shaped leaves; petiole length 2-8cm, sparsely covered with long pubescent; stipules linear, about 1cm covered sparsely villous; the lower part of the oval leaves not split; the upper leaves split 3 deep cleft palmately, lobes lanceolate shape, length 2-8cm, 5-15mm width with sawtooth,apex shape obtuse or acuminate,base rounded to broadly cuneate, no hair on both sides; 3-5 main veins, the back rib glandular.

 Flowers solitary and axillary, nearly sessile; bracteoles 8-12 colored red, fleshy, lanceolate-shaped, 5-10mm long, 2-3mm wide,covered with sparsely hirsute, with thorn-like appendages near the top, base and calyx connate; calyx cup-shaped, lavender, about 1cm in diameter,covered sparse stabbed and shag,base 1/3 connate, lobes 5, triangular-shaped gradually tapered, long 1-2cm; yellow flowers, the inner surface of the base diameter 6-7cm.

 Hibiscus Sabdariffa photoCapsule fruit ovoid, diameter is about 1.5cm, densely hirsute, mericarp 5.Seeds reniform, glabrous. Flowering in summer and autumn. Flowers grow in the leaf axils,shape looks like levant cotton(Gossypium herbaceum), erect,up to more than 1 m, trunk has many branches,spring at summer and autumn, long flowering period, Corolla yellow, the sepals and vice calyx color red roses, stems, petioles often pale rosy,when the flowering season comes,the whole plant looks red ,green, yellow crossed, very beautiful and lovely.


  • 1.Roselle Calyx or Hibiscus sabdariffa Calyx,an annual Hibiscus genus herb,its introduction and values.

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  • Name:Roselle Calyx Extract.
  • Serie No:P018.
  • Specifications:10:1 TLC.
  • EINECS/ELINCS No.:283-920-7
  • CAS No:84775-96-2
  • Chem/IUPAC Name:Hibiscus Sabdariffa Extract is an extract of the flowers of the roselle,Hibiscus sabdariffa,Malvaceae.
  • Other Names:Hibiscus sabdariffa Extract.Hibiscus sabdariffa Calyx,Malvaceae Hibiscus sabdariffa,Méi Gui Qié,Mei Gui Qie,Luo Shen Hua,Luo Shen Kui,Luo Shen Guo,Shan Qie,Luo Ji Kui,Hong Jin Mei,Hong Mei Guo.

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