re: hibiscus id

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Rakesh Biswas

Sep 3, 2009, 12:25:02 PM9/3/09
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Yes the white ones are quite common (also in our garden) and sometimes we have found them turning pink (like one of your two flowers) and sometimes a combination (attached).
I was unable to explain this phenomenon and had asked for help here earlier.

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Date: 2009/8/23
Subject: [indiantreepix:16611] Hibiscus sp for ID 230809GS3
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Hibiscus sp. for ID 230809GS3
Cultivated in Delhi in two forms, one with pink flowers another with white flowers.
Gurcharan Singh

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Yazdy Palia

Sep 3, 2009, 1:34:00 PM9/3/09
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Hi Rakesh,
They look beautiful. I think it must be a rare plant grown out of
seeds that were accidentally pollinated by beas.


Sep 3, 2009, 8:57:05 PM9/3/09
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Streaks or patches like this in flower colour are often caused by a virus. I used to grow carnations for sale and if my stocks got infected with a virus, the orange or yellow blooms would have streaks of red. Apparently this comes from a red ancestor and the virus activates dormant genes.

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Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 21:55:02 +0530
Subject: [indiantreepix:17558] re: hibiscus id

Rakesh Biswas

Sep 3, 2009, 10:47:12 PM9/3/09
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Thanks Yazdy and Max.
I have seen this phenomenon occuring with other plants having white hibisci although perhaps in them they appear consistently but in mine they appear randomly
once in 6 months or one year.
This random appearance after a prolonged absence makes it all the more curious. So to quote Max, is it getting infected by a virus from time to time?


Sep 7, 2009, 10:05:00 AM9/7/09
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This could be because of Chimera.

Naresh Pancholi
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Gurcharan Singh

Sep 7, 2009, 2:15:03 PM9/7/09
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I would request all who have sent their observations on this Hibiscus
species: to look at the size of leaves, the dentation of leaves, colour of
leaves, habit of the plant, size of stipules, petiole length, peduncle
length. These are being neglected while commenting on this plant and every
one is just talking about flower colour.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi
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