Monday, December 17, 2012

BITTEN-LEAVED HIBISCUS




Bitten-Leaved Hibiscus


Though not as showy a plant as many of the genus, we find
this species of Hibifcus in most collections of green-house
plants about London, flowering from June to September.
Its foliage is singular, its blossoms sulphur colored with a
tint of orange on the under fide and without scent; if suffered
to grow, this shrub will acquire a considerable height; it feeds
freely, by which the plant is readily increased, and by these it
requires to be renewed once in two or three years.
Is a native of the Cape, from whence it was introduced,  in 1774
It will be seen by the synonyms, that authors have been
divided in their opinions as to the genus of this plant; Lin-
Nius
the younger, in his Suppl. makes it an Hibifcus; Ca-
van
illf., a Pavonia s L'Heritier, an Urena; Mr. Aiton,
an Hibifcus; not partial to the multiplying of genera, unless
there be an obvious niftily for it, we have in the present
instance followed the first and last of these writers.

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