EPPO Global Database

Hibiscus sabdariffa(HIBSA)

Code created in: 2002-02-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: HIBSA
  • Preferred name: Hibiscus sabdariffa
  • Authority: Linnaeus


West Africa to Sudan and Zaïre. Used as a culinary herb. Introduced in eastern Mediterranean, India, Sri Lanka, China (including Taiwan), Indochina, most of subsaharan Africa, Mexico, Caribbean, South America (north, Brazil)

Common names
Name Language
Jamaica sorrel English
red sorrel English
roselle English
tropical cranberry English
Rama German
Rosellahanf German
ketmie rose French
oseille de Guinée French
roselle French
agrio de Guinea Spanish
cáñamo de Guinea Spanish
rosella Spanish
sereni Spanish
viña Spanish
carcade Italian
cânamo-da-guiné Portuguese
carcadé Portuguese
chá-do-sudão Portuguese
rosa-de-jamaica Portuguese
rosela Portuguese
asam susur Indonesian