Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Sorrel Hibiscus sabdariffa

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Hibiscus [genus] (4)
sabdariffa [species]

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Hibiscus [genus] (4)
sabdariffa [species]

Presence

Recorded on Sint Eustatius
Presence status Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
Natural distribution Africa
Distribution description Native to Africa.
Notes on presence status Cultivated.

Publications

  • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 2. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 5: 604. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
  • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]