The Aibika is an angiosperm in the mallow family Malvaceae. It was considered a species of Hibiscus once, but now it is classified in the genus Abelmoschus. The plant is also known as the Sunset Muskmallow, Sunset Hibiscus, or Hibiscus Manihot..
In Japanese, this plant is called tororo aoi and is used to make neri, a starchy substance used in making Washi