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Roselle (plant)

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Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Hibiscus that is native to Africa, most likely West Africa. In the 16th and early 17th centuries it was spread to Asia and the West Indies, where it has since become naturalized in many places.[1] The stems are used for the production of bast fibre and the dried cranberry-tasting calyces are commonly steeped to make a popular infusion known by many names, including carcade.

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Wave Hill, 2014, showing leaf, flower, bud and dark red calyces
Wave Hill, 2014
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Genus: Hibiscus
H. sabdariffa
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Hibiscus sabdariffa
    • Abelmoschus cruentus (Bertol.) Walp.
    • Furcaria sabdariffa Ulbr.
    • Hibiscus cruentus Bertol.
    • Hibiscus digitatus Cav.
    • Hibiscus digitatus var. kerrianus DC.
    • Hibiscus fraternus L.
    • Hibiscus gossypifolius Mill.
    • Hibiscus masuianus De Wild. & T.Durand
    • Hibiscus palmatilobus Baill.
    • Hibiscus sanguineus Griff.
    • Sabdariffa digitata (Cav.) Kostel.
    • Sabdariffa rubra Kostel.