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

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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esculentus (L.) MoenchE,Lk,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Abelmoschus:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abelmoschus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abelmoschus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Abelmoschus

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Abelmoschus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=943, retrieved 23 May 2019

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