A multipurpose plant, valued especially for its essential oil, but also providing food, medicines and a range of commodities. It is widely cultivated in tropical. Abelmoschus moschatus is a weedy, herbaceous plant that is native to India, parts of China and tropical Asia, and some Pacific islands. Abelmoschus moschatus. Malvaceae. Medik. LOCAL NAMES. Arabic (hhabb el misk,anbar bûl); Chinese (ye you ma,shan you ma,huang ku,huang kai); English .

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Stipules hairy, about 2 mm long, caducous. Flowers last for one day only but are very prolific and flowering time depends on the timing of the wet season []. Moschwtus seeds are used as an insecticide[4, ]. A fibre is obtained from the stem bark[]. Petals are obovate, rounded at the tip, fleshy at the base and fringed by simple hairs.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik., – Overview

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The Global Compendium of Weeds: Petioles about cm long. Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Retrieved from ” https: Not for the casual reader.

Abelmoschus moschatus Musk Mallow,Musk Okra PFAF Plant Database

Online Database Abelmoschus moschatus Summary: Hibiscus ricinoides Garcke Hibiscus roxburghii Steud. It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute[]. There is at least one named form, selected for its ornamental value.

We are currently updating this section. In cultivation, two varieties are recognised with the flower with the white or yellow with a red or maroon centre common form in the Northern Territory or deep pink to red common form in Queensland [85].

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Cultivation and processsing abel,oschus Abelmoschus moschatus. Flat areas, valleys, stream sides and scrub slopes in western and southern China[]. Details of Abelmoschus moschatus in information. Presl Hibiscus abelmoschus L. This QR Code is unique to this page.

Natural populations

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First pair of true leaves clothed in erect white hairs, margin crenate.

abemoschus Leaves variable, usually lobed in various ways, leaf blades about x cm, venation palmate. Tell a friend about this flower! Seeds reniformlongitudinally striated.

Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. It has many culinary uses. Describes research on the abrlmoschus of different commercial varieties of A. The seed can also be sown in situ in late April in areas with warm summers. Fruiting in autumn; the seeds are musk scented.