English name : Roselle, Siam jute, Red Sorrel

Local name : Mesta pat, Chukair

Scientific name: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.







Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom         : Plantae

Division           :Magnoliophyta

Class                : Magnoliopsida

Subclass          :-Dilleniidae

Order               : Malvales

Family             : Malvaceae

Genus              : Hibiscus

Species            : H. sabdariffa

Botanical Description of the Variety

Mesta plant 2Mesta plantMesta flower


Table 1 popular Mesta varieties developed by Bangladesh Jute Research Institute (BJRI), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Serial Number Name of variety Developed by Growing season Average yield

(t ha-1)

1 Mesta HS-24 (Tany Mesta) BJRI Kharif 4.9-5.0
2 BJRI VM-1 BJRI Kharif Green leaves-7789, calyx-2000-2055



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