Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench

Common name

English: Okra

German: Gemüse-Eibisch

Mandarin: 咖啡黄葵 (ka fei huang kui)

Portuguese: Quiabeiro

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2279)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2184)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1844)

      Order: Malvales (68)

        Family: Malvaceae (52) (family description)

          Genus: Abelmoschus (2)

           Epithet: esculentus (L.) Moench (2)

Synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia Webb, Abelmoschus longifolius (Willd.) Kostel., Abelmoschus officinalis (DC.) Endl., Hibiscus esculentus L.

esculentus => edible, fit for human food

longifolius => having long leaves

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Abelmoschus esculentus at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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