Origin of hibiscusModern Latin from Classical Latin hibiscus, hibiscum, probably from Celtic
any of a genus (Hibiscus) of plants, shrubs, and small trees of the mallow family, with large, colorful flowers
Any of various chiefly tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Hibiscus of the mallow family, having large, showy, variously colored flowers with numerous stamens united into a tube surrounding the style.
Origin of hibiscusNew Latin Hibīscus genus name from Late Latin hibīscus variant of Latin hibīscum marsh mallow perhaps of Celtic origin
From Late Latin hibiscus, from Latin hibiscum, from Ancient Greek ἰβίσκος (ibiskos, “marsh mallow”)
From Latin hibiscum, from Ancient Greek ἰβίσκος (ibiskos, “hibiskos”).
- Hibiscus - Althaea frutex, &c.
- Notable among the flora are roses, japonicas, hibiscus shrubs of various species, poinsettias, tea olives, crepe myrtle, jasmines, magnolias, camellias, oleanders, chrysanthemums, geraniums and plumbagos.
- They also made various kinds of mats, baskets and fans from the leaves of the pandanus, the bark of the hibiscus, from species of bohmeria or other Urticaceous plants.
- Colvillia racemosa, with yellow flowers; Astrapaea Wallichii, striking attention from its abundant flowers; and species of Cryptostegia, a purple-flowered creeper, and Strongylodon, another creeper with cream-coloured blossoms. Among attractive plants are species of Hibiscus, Euphorbia, Buddleia, Ixora, Kitchingia, Clematis, &c. On the east coast two orchids, species of Angraecum, with large white waxy flowers, one with an extraordinarily long spur or nectary, attract the attention of every traveller during June and July by their abundance and beauty.
- Hibiscus martinis are a contemporary take on a classic cocktail, and the Pink Chihuahua margarita is made with prickly pear juice instead of lime.