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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Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Abelmoschus moschatus Plant List: No more details are given, though the root is likely to have a bland flavour and a fibrous texture. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Right plant wrong place. Upper leaves are usually narrower and often arrow-shaped, coarsely toothed, rarely entire, at base nerved. Stem clothed in long mm translucent hairs. An emulsion made from the seeds of this plant moschtus considered to be a breath sweetener, an insecticide and when mixed with milk, the emulsion relieves itching [9].

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Presl Hibiscus collinsianus Nutt. It is probably wise to apply a good mulch to the roots in the autumn[K].

National Tropical Botanical Garden 2: Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Presl Abelmoschus palustris Walp. The oil is f high econmic value[]. Hibiscus longifolius tuberosus Span. A mucilage obtained from the roots is used as a size for paper[].


If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Hibiscus pseudabelmoschus Blume Hibiscus ricinifolius Wall. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

The roots, seeds and sometimes leaves, mowchatus used in traditional Indian medicines for a variety of illnesses, including intestinal complaints, constipation, dyspepsia and gonorrhea Oudhia, 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].

Leaves are extremely variable in shape and size, in outline mostly circular to transversally elliptic, at base usually heart-shaped, angular, or palmately lobed. Fide Borssum Waalkes Abelmoschus moschatus Abelmoskambretteannual hibiscusBamia MoschataGalu Gasturimuskdanamusk mallow[2] musk okra[2] ornamental okra abelmosschus, rose mallowtropical jewel hibiscus[2] Yorka okra is an aromatic and medicinal plant in the family Malvaceae native to Asia and Australia.

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Induced variation for qualitative and quantitative traits in muskdana Abelmoschus moschatus. The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses[]. Pacific, Indian Ablmoschus Ecosystem: Epicalyx of lobes, hairy on the inner surface. Ecology, synonyms, common names, distributions Pacific as well as globalmanagement and impact information.


Applied Entomological Zoology 39 1: The following 1 contacts offer information an mosvhatus on Abelmoschus moschatus. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. Flowers resemble those of the hibiscus and are usually watermelon pink, although they are sometimes white or cream in colour.

Propagation may be from seeds, small tubers or stem cuttings. Petioles long, longer than the leaf blades.

Online Database Abelmoschus moschatus Summary: Abelmoschus moshatus in India: Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses. Different parts of the plant have uses in Ayurveda herbal medicine, including as an antispasmodic and to baelmoschus gonorrhea.

An on-line version is also available. All plant pages have their own unique code. Valued as an ornamental plant due to its colourful and attractive flowers Magnolia Gardens Nursery, List Abelmoschus abelmoschus L.

However, it has been known to cause photosensitivity so this use has been largely discontinued[]. Basic information on the cultivation and use of A.