Taxon: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.

 
Genus: Hibiscus
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 19078
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:695. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV)
Typification:
Name Verified on: 23-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 141 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide F Guat; Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: beverage base (fide Pl Res SEAS 8:178. 1993)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Pl Res SEAS 8:178. 1993)
  • Materials: fiber (mainly import. in SEAsia fide Pl Res SEAs 8:178. 1993)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant ()

Distributional Range:

    Cultivated (widely cult.)

    Other (probable origin tropical Africa)

References:

  1. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource). (PROTA4U)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Bates, D. M. 1965. Notes on the cultivated Malvaceae. 1. Hibiscus (Baileya) 13:84-85.
  4. Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised (Blumea) 14:64-65.
  5. Brummitt, R. K. 2002. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 53 (Taxon) 51:798.
  6. Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  7. Craven, L. A. et al. 2003. A taxonomic review of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Western Australia and the Northern Territory Austral. Syst. Bot. 16:209-212.
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  9. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  10. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. Flora zambesiaca. (F Zamb)
  11. Facciola, S. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants. 1990 (Cornucopia)
  12. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  13. Fryxell, P. A. 2001. (1492) Proposal to conserve the name Hibiscus sabdariffa (Malvaceae) with a conserved type (Taxon) 50:929-931.
  14. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  15. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  16. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  18. Magness, J. R. et al. Food and feed crops of the United States. IR Bull. 1. 1971 (Crops US)
  19. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  21. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  22. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  23. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  24. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  25. Rakshit, S. C. & B. C. Kundu 1972. Revision of the Indian species of Hibiscus Bull. Bot. Surv. India 12:162-164.
  26. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  27. Rehm, S. & G. Espig The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics. 1991 (CultTropS)
  28. Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. (F India)
  29. Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:178.
  30. Smith, A. C. Flora vitiensis nova. (F Viti)
  31. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  32. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)
  33. Wilson, F. D. 1999. Revision of Hibiscus section Furcaria (Malvaceae) in Africa and Asia Bull. Nat. Hist. Mus. London, Bot. 29:65-66.
  34. Wilson, F. D. & M. Y. Menzel 1964. Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Econ. Bot. 18:80-91.

Check other web resources for Hibiscus sabdariffa L. :

  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Hibiscus sabdariffa cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?19078. Accessed 21 April 2018.