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

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
esculentus (L.) MoenchT,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Abelmoschus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Abelmoschus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Abelmoschus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Abelmoschus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Abelmoschus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Abelmoschus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Abelmoschus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abelmoschus
JSTOR Plant Science: Abelmoschus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Abelmoschus
Plants of the World Online: Abelmoschus
Tropicos: Abelmoschus
Wikipedia: Abelmoschus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Abelmoschus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=943, retrieved 7 June 2023

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