African Plant Database

Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Protologue : Methodus (Moench) 617 (1794)
Information on the genus : Abelmoschus
Basionym : Hibiscus esculentus L.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus esculentus L. (1753)
 Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench var. esculentus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus hispidissimus A. Chev. (1940)
Taxon infra-specific
Abelmoschus esculentus var. textilis A. Chev.
Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench var. esculentus
Abelmoschus esculentus var. praecox (Forssk.) A. Chev.
Ecology and distribution
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Comoros, Mascarenes, Seychelles, Africa, Europe, Asia, New World,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:277 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 256 (1968).
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Record n°166536 modified 2010-12-07
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