Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Species: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

English Name: Chinese Hibiscus

Chinese Name: 朱槿

Family: Malvaceae

Shrubs evergreen, 1-3 m tall. Branchlets terete, sparsely stellate pilose. Stipules filiform, 5-12 mm, hairy; petiole 5-20 mm, villous; leaf blade broadly or narrowly ovate, not lobed, 4-9 × 2-5 cm, papery, pilose on veins abaxially only, base rounded or cuneate, margin dentate or lobed, apex acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary on upper branches, usually pendulous, simple or double. Pedicel 3-7 cm, sparsely stellate pilose or nearly glabrous, articulate near apex. Epicalyx lobes 6-7, filiform, connate at base, 8-15 mm, sparsely stellate, apex obtuse or acute. Calyx campanulate, ca. 2 cm,... Read more »

Hibiscus mutabilis

Species: Hibiscus mutabilis

English Name: Changeable Rose-mallow

Chinese Name: 木芙蓉

Family: Malvaceae

Shrubs or small trees, erect, 2-5 m tall, deciduous. Branchlets, petioles, pedicel, epicalyx, and calyx densely stellate and woolly pubescent. Stipules lanceolate, 5-8 mm, usually caducous; petiole 5-20 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate to round-ovate or cordate, 5-7-lobed, 10-15 cm in diam., papery, abaxially densely stellate minutely tomentose, adaxially sparsely stellate minutely hairy, lobes triangular, basal veins 7-11, margin obtusely serrate, apex acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary on upper branches. Pedicel 5-8 cm, articulate near end. Epicalyx lobes 8, filiform, connate at base, 10-16 × ca. 2 mm. Calyx campanulate, 2.5-3... Read more »

Gossypium barbadense

Species: Gossypium barbadense

English Name: Barbados Cotton

Chinese Name: 海島棉

Family: Malvaceae

Subshrubs or shrubs, perennial, 2-3 m tall, hairy or only hairy on petiole and veins on abaxial surface. Branchlets dark purple, angular. Stipules lanceolate-falcate, ca. 10 mm, usually caducous; petiole longer than leaf blade, with black glandular spots; leaf blade 3-5-lobed, 7-12 cm in diam., lobes ovate, oblong, oblong-lanceolate, or obovate, more than 1/2 as long as blade, central lobe longer, lateral lobes usually extending, base cordate, apex long acuminate. Flowers terminal or axillary. Pedicel usually shorter than petiole, stellate villous, with black glandular spots. Epicalyx lobes 5 or more,... Read more »

Abutilon indicum

Species: Abelmoschus manihot

English Name: India Abutilon

Chinese Name: 磨盤草

Family: Malvaceae

Herbs subshrublike, annual or perennial, erect, many branched, 1-2.5 m, entire plant gray puberulent. Stipules subulate, 1-2 mm, curved outward; petiole 2-4 cm, gray puberulent and sparsely hairy, hairs silklike, ca. 1 mm; leaf blade ovate-orbicular or nearly orbicular, 3-9 × 2.5-7 cm, densely gray stellate puberulent, base cordate, margin irregularly serrate, apex acute or acuminate. Flowers solitary, axillary, 2-2.5 cm in diam. Pedicel ca. 4 cm, articulate near apex, gray stellate puberulent. Calyx green, disk-shaped, 6-10 mm in diam., densely gray puberulent, lobes 5, broadly ovate, apex acute. Corolla... Read more »

Abelmoschus manihot

Species: Abelmoschus manihot

English Name: Sunset Abelmoschus

Chinese Name: 黃秋葵

Family: Malvaceae

Herbs annual or perennial, 1-2 m tall, most parts long simple-hispid and minutely simple- or few-rayed pubescent. Stipules linear-lanceolate, sometimes 2 on each side of petiole, 1-1.5 cm; petiole 6-18 cm; leaf blade palmately 5-9-lobed, 15-30 cm in diam., lobes oblong-lanceolate, sometimes ± pinnately lobed, 8-18 × 1-6 cm, sparsely long hispid on both surfaces, margin robustly, obtusely serrate. Flowers solitary, subapical and forming terminal raceme; pedicel 1.5-4 cm. Epicalyx lobes 4 or 5, ovate-lanceolate, 15-25 × 4-5 mm, sparsely long hispid. Calyx spathaceous, minutely 5-lobed, nearly entire, longer... Read more »

Abelmoschus esculentus

Species: Abelmoschus esculentus

English Name: Okra; Gumbo

Chinese Name: 秋葵

Family: Malvaceae

Herbs annual, 1-2 m tall, most parts with very sparse prickly hairs. Stem often hollow. Stipule filiform, 7-10 mm, sparsely hirsute; petiole 7-15(-35) cm, long hirsute, often with pubescent adaxial groove; leaf blade palmately 3-7-lobed, (5-)10-30 cm in diam., lobes broad to narrow, sparsely hirsute on both surfaces, margin sparsely dentate and emarginate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Pedicel (0.5-)1-2(-5) cm, sparsely strigose. Epicalyx lobes 7-10(-12), filiform, 5-18 × 1-2.5 mm, sparsely hirsute. Calyx campanulate, 2-3 cm, densely stellate puberulent. Corolla yellow or white with dark purple center, 5-7 cm in diam.;... Read more »

Pachira macrocarpa

Species: Pachira macrocarpa

English Name: Large-fruited Malabar-chestnut

Chinese Name: 瓜栗

Family: Bombacaceae


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