Close-up Red Hibiscus (antlers & stigma)

HIBISCUS ROSA-SINENSIS

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.

Close-up Red Hibiscus

Close-up Red Hibiscus

From our main article on the Red Hibiscus:

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as rose mallowChinese hibiscusChina 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:

Red Hibiscus

Red Hibiscus

 

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