5014.000 Abelmoschus Medik.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves palmately lobed. Flowers solitary, axillary, yellow with purple centre. Epicalyx (in ours) 10-12, linear. Calyx splitting laterally and deciduous with the corolla. Ovary 5-locular. Fruit an elongated, dehiscent capsule.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

esculentus (L.) MoenchDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Abelmoschus:

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Flora of Mozambique: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zambia: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abelmoschus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Abelmoschus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Abelmoschus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Abelmoschus
Wikipedia: Abelmoschus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abelmoschus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Abelmoschus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Abelmoschus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=943, retrieved 25 March 2023

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