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China Rose/Shoe Flower

Shoe Flower

It is the national flower of Malaysia.

It has many names-

In Chinese: chijin 赤槿、riji 日及、fusang 扶桑、fosang 佛桑、hongfusang 红扶桑、hongmujin 红木槿、sangjin 桑槿、huohonghua 火红花、zhaodianhong 照殿红、songjin 宋槿、erhonghua 二红花、huashanghua 花上花、tuhonghua 土红花、jiamudan 假牡丹 and zhongguoqiangwei 中国蔷薇. Each of these many names is from a different state in China, each state having its own name for the plant. It also has prominent presence in the various part of Indian subcontinent. In Bengali it is called Jaba, Sembaruthi-செம்பருத்தி in Tamil, गुड़हल in Hindi, Chemparathy in Malayalam, Wada Mal in Sinhala, and Mamdaram in Telugu.

- Courtesy to Wikipedia


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Taken on November 15, 2009