HIBISCUS MUTABILIS L.

Family: Malvaceae

Bengali/Vernacular Name: Sthal Padma, Thul Padma.

English Name: Changeable Rose, Confederate Rose.

Description of the Plant:
A large, bushy, ornamental shrub. Leaves, cordate, long-petioled, suborbicular, 5-7 lobed or angled, softly pubescent or tomentose. Flowers large, axillary, solitary; corolla 7.5-10 cm across, spreading, white or pink. Capsules globose, flattened, hairy.

Using Information:
In Malaya and China the flowers are considered to be stimulant, and an established remedy for pectoral and pulmonary complaints. In Guiana the plant is used as an emollient (Yusuf et al. 2009).

Chemical Constituents:
Flowers contain meratrin, quercimeritrin, cyanin and other flavonoides. Stem contains flavonoides, glycosides of naringenin and eriodictyol (Asolkar et al., 1992; Rastogi & Mehrotra, 1990).

Distribution:
Cultivated in gardens.


HIBISCUS MUTABILIS
HIBISCUS MUTABILIS L.



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