This page is mostly a placeholder, giving an index to other pages related to the genus Hibiscus.
Hibiscus is a genus within the family Malvaceae, which also includes, inter alia, Abutilon, Alyogyne, Gossypium, Lagunaria, Malva and Sidalcea. It contains several hundred species, including some groups which are widely used as garden and greenhouse plants, such as the "tropical hibiscus" (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis and allies), the Confederate Rose (Hibiscus mutabilis), the hardy shrub hibiscuses (Hibiscus syriacus and allies), the hardy herbaceous hibiscuses (Hibiscus moscheutos and allies) and the annual Hibiscus trionum. Kenaf, Hibiscus cannabinus, is an important fibre crop.
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