• Hibiscus 01

    Image ID
    FOT394684
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.5 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    2992 x 3040 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    253 x 257 mm
    10.0 x 10.1 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    d1620c Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flower bloom colour color red Madeira Jardim Botanica Portugal island South Atlantic Frank Gorny Craigowl d1620c
    Description
    Originally, Hibiscus was a native plant of Asia, probably China. Now, many varieties and hybrids are grown in Madeira, where they flower all year round. This specimen is in the Botanic Gardens. The Jardim Botanico (Botanic Garden) occupies a terraced 12 acre (5 ha) site high on the hills above Funchal, which was formerly the grounds/estate of the Quinto de Bom Successo: the summer retreat of the famous Reid Family. The gardens contain over 2000 species from every continent, but are especially dedicated to the propagation and conservation of indigenous Madeiran plants. Accessible by local bus from Funchal, and now, via the new cable car, which runs down from the square near the top of the Monte cable car station. More descriptive information is available on Madeira (general), specific locations, Gardens, Markets, Levadas, specific Levadas, Bananas, and specific plants. Please ask
    Uploader
    Frank Gorny
    Contributor
    Frank Gorny
    Date Taken
    2007-12-18
    Uploaded on
    2007-12-18
    Collection
    Madeira
    Category
    Plants
    Sub Category
    Exotic
    Dominant colour
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