Re:hibiscus color and somatic mutations

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Rakesh Biswas

Sep 4, 2009, 11:35:35 AM9/4/09
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Thanks Devipriya,
This explains the mystery of my multicolored Hibisci to a large extent.
While searching more on somatic mutations in Hibisci I came across this interesting article:
It talks a lot more on the color mutations and also includes an interesting history of the plant beginning with Linneaus.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2009 at 12:53 AM, Devipriya v <> wrote:

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Date: 2009/9/4
Subject: Re: [indiantreepix:17561] Re: Fwd: [indiantreepix:16611] Hibiscus sp for ID 230809GS3
To: Yazdy Palia <>

          Both are Hibiscus rosa-sinensis accessions - white one is  var. albus (Tropica)  and the pink one is var. Albo Lacinatus’ (International Hibiscus Society-IHS).
But many a time the white flowered cultivar shows pink flowers in some branches, probably due to somatic mutations.

2009/9/3 Yazdy Palia <>

Hello friends,
Both are Hibiscus. I have seen both the colours at my friends garden
at Mysore. In fact I have also seen a bright yellow colour.

On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 9:24 PM, J.M. Garg<> wrote:
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> Hibiscus sp. for ID 230809GS3
> Cultivated in Delhi in two forms, one with pink flowers another with white
> flowers.
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