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Is this another species of hibiscus flower ?



These are some pictures I took in the Hibiscus Garden. I kept them in my computer for quite sometime and I am not 100% sure if these flowers belong to any of the hibiscus species. It looks different from the previous flower pictures that I posted

The hibiscus plants in the Hibiscus Garden are planted with well-planned landscaping to beautify the garden. I noticed that there are quite a number of hibiscus flowers of various varieties and of different sizes, shapes and colors.

This particular flowering plant is seen creeping on the wood frames just in front of the office, and the little flowers grow closely together in clusters to form a drooping garland. When I looked carefully, the flower has five petals, a stigma just like a hibiscus flower, the only difference is that it is smaller in size. The colorful flower is a combination of yellowish-orange and red.

I hope I am right as these flower pictures were photographed in the compound from the Hibiscus Garden.

Related article : All about hibiscus flowers




All About Hibiscus Flowers

There may be thousands species of hibiscus flowers all over the world.  If you have posted any hibiscus flowers which are different from mine, in term of color, shape and form, I would like to make a link to your hibiscus flower page here.

I would like to gather as many different type of hibiscus flowers. Let me know in the comment. Do have some funs. Thanks!

Hibiscus Related Pages:

1. Gaye Johnson from Florida America

2. Joan from South Africa

3. Birgitte from Denmark

4. Gowri Mohanakrishnan from India


All Hibiscus Flowers Articles

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2008/07/13 The different species of hibiscus flowers.

2008/07/05  The Beautiful flower-Hibiscus ( Bunga Raya )

The different species of hibiscus flowers.

I walked into the office of hibiscus garden which is next to the Orchid Garden located at the Lake Garden. Many pictures of hibiscus flowers and landscape of the garden were displayed.

A clerk was there and she explained to me that about 200 species of hibiscus are known to exist, and each species has its own uniqueness. However, all hibiscus flowers share certain features.

I walked around the garden to look for colorful hibiscus flowers and to take photograph. I noticed that there are quite a number of hibiscus flowers of various varieties and of different sizes, shapes and colors.

The hibiscus plants also vary in height, some are tall and some short shrubs. Some grown on the ground while some grown in pots. They are planted with well-planned landscaping to beautify the garden.

I enjoyed the leisure walk along the endless rows and paths of these beautiful blooms. There were some foreign visitors here too, sitting on the bench reading on this fine morning in the serenity of the lush greenery of this garden with the chirping of birds, buzzing busy bees and fluttering butterflies

The color combinations are fabulous. Some have single petals, others double or crested, and some do not open fully. Sizes vary from tiny to 5-6 inches.

I don’t know the names of these beautiful hibiscus flower perhaps we can identify them by colors like red, orange, yellow, white, lavender, and brown as these are the basic colors.

These are some of the hibiscus flowers that I photographed. The pink hibiscus flower is not looking ideal as the only one that I can find. Their sizes are medium about 3-4 inches and I will post more in the next posting.

The Beautiful flower-Hibiscus ( Bunga Raya )

I saw a pink hibiscus flower posted in Gaye Johnson’s photography blog. The flower looks like the type of hibiscus we have, only the color is different. Hibiscus or bunga raya (Malay) is the national flower of Malaysia.

There are many varieties of the hibiscus over here, but the five-petaled Hibiscus rosa sinensis was chosen above the others, as the most symbolically relevant. The five petals of the bunga raya symbolise the Rukunegara while the color red represents courage.

Bunga raya or red hibiscus flower is found in abundance throughout the country, and for this very reason, was chosen to be the national flower (in 1960) by Malaysia’s first Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Checking from the wikipedia.org, there are probably many combinations (crossbreeds) and could have been resulted with thousands combinations on colors, shapes and form.

The acceptance of this great, colorful flower has enabled formation of a commodity for hobbyists. Some colors, such as blue & black are considered rare but it has began to surface via breeding. It is a common sight to find Hibiscus (Bunga Raya) as popular household gardening plants and along roads and highways in Malaysia.

Do you know that the national flower, bunga raya, is known for its medicinal properties? The roots of the plant are used as a cure for fever and other ailments, while the juice obtained from the leaves and roots is said to be effective in relieving skin eruptions and glandular troubles. Also, the petals were commonly used as cosmetics to darken and highlight women’s eyebrows.

My wife loves flowers. She has planted a hibiscus in the garden and now its flowers are blooming. I took these pictures to compare with the pink and red color hibiscus. I may post some more pictures on hibiscus flowers of different colors for the next posting.