African Plant Database


Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench var. esculentus
Family : MALVACEAE
Information on the genus : Abelmoschus
Basionym : Hibiscus esculentus L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Hibiscus esculentus L. (1753)
 Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench (1794)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Hibiscus hispidissimus A. Chev. (1940)
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology:annual (occ. perennial)-Herb- Ht 1 - 2 m. Alt 1070 - 1370 m. Distribution: GA, KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 425
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 423,425-426

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Mem. Bot. Surv. South Africa : 35 (1986).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 32 (1986).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 187 (1991).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 81982
 
Record n°81982
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