Hibiscus schizopetalus is a shrub growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall. The red or pink flowers are very distinctive in their frilly, finely divided petals. Flowers with finely dissected petal have a range of colours, the most common being the red form.


  • Title: Hibiscus schizopetalus
  • Creator: Joy Adamson
  • Location Created: Kenya
  • Provenance: Preserved at the National Museums of Kenya Archives
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya
  • Medium: Watercolour on paper
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Subtitle: Botanical Painting
  • Collection: Joy Adamson's Collection

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