hibiscus meaning elicate beauty, Consumed by love
Bombycidendron Zoll. & Moritzi
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. it is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known as hibiscus, sorrel, and flor de Jamaica, or less widely known as rosemallow. the genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. the generic name is derived from the Greek word ἱβίσκος , which was the name Pedanius Dioscorides gave to Althaea officinalis.
Hibiscus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidopteran species, including Chionodes hibiscella, Hypercompe hambletoni, the nutmeg moth, and the turnip moth.
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is considered to have a number of medical uses in Chinese herbology.