Common name: Sleeping hibiscus, Turk’s Cap, Firecracker Hibiscus
I somehow always thought these were hibiscus flowers that had folded up. Now I know better. The name Sleeping Hibiscus is pretty apt too.
Sleeping Hibiscus is a shrub from Mexico. The flowers are pendulous. Have seen them only in red, but it appears there is a pink one too.
Botanical name: Malvaviscus arboreus var. arboreus Family: Malvaceae (Mallow family)
Strangely, the sleeping hibiscus flowers best when in bright sunlight. I would have thought otherwise!
Picture taken at Hitex Convention Center, Hyderabad.
Info – http://flowersofindia.net