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Hibiscus rosa-sinensis L.

Malvaceae.
Local Name:
Rati Pati.
Synonym:
Habit and Habitat:
An evergreen shrub up to 3 m tall, cultivated in local area.
Taxonomic Features:
Leaves simple,ovate-broadly ovate.margin serrate-dentate.Inflorescence axillary,solitaryerect to pendulus.Flower actinomorphic,showy,red.Calyx tubular to bell-shaped. Epicalyx lobes 6-7, filiform . Corolla funnel-shaped.Fruit a capsule.
Flowering and Fruiting:
April-November.
Harvesting Time:
June- December.
Medicinal Value:
Locally whole plant is introduced as expectrant, carminative and digestive.
Part Used:
Whole plant.
Occurrence:
Cultivated.
Future Perspective:
Cultivation, Chemical analysis, Herbal Pharmacy, Allopathic Pharmacy.
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