Hibiscus schizopetalus: Fringed Hibiscus, Coral Hibiscus

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Hibiscus schizopetalus is a species of Hibiscus native to tropical eastern Africa in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

It is a shrub growing to 3 m tall. The red or pink flowers are very distinctive in their frilly, finely divided petals. Its common names include Japanese Lantern, Fringed Hibiscus, Coral Hibiscus and Fringed Rosemallow.

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Flowers with finely dissected petal have a range of colors, the most common being the red form. Leaves resemble those of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

Photo: Gardens by the BaySingapore, 20130316

Source: Wikipedia

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