Galapagos Species Checklist

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis


Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Magnoliopsida (= Dicotyledoneae)
Order Malvales
Family Malvaceae
Genus Hibiscus

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis  L.


English common name: Chinese hibiscus, rose-of China

Spanish common name: peregrina, cucarda

Local name: peregrina, cucarda

Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.

Last updated: 21 Jan 2014


  • In
  • Na

  • Ac
  • Cu
  • Er
  • Es

    Taxon introduced for agricultural or domestic use; naturalized in the wild.

  • Ic
  • AcQ
    Questionable Accidental
  • NaQ
    Questionable Native


Galapagos island groups: Floreana, Isabela, San Cristóbal, Santa Cruz.

Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.


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