Close-up Red Hibiscus
This is “Close-up Week” and today’s photo is a close-up Red Hibiscus. The PS Micrographs website offers this description of the Hibiscus reproductive organs:
Hibiscus flower (Hibiscus sp.) reproductive organs. Pollen grains are being discharged from the male anthers. Each anther is attached to the staminal column by a pink filament. At the top of the column are the reddish pink stigmas, the female reproductive organs.
From our main article on the Red Hibiscus:
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as rose mallow, Chinese hibiscus, China rose and shoe flower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia. Hibiscus rosa-sinensis was named by Carolus Linnaeus. The Latin term rosa-sinensis literally means “rose of China”, though it is not closely related to the true roses.
Here is a photo of the entire bloom to put it in perspective: