Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Abelmoschus manihot
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik
  • Common name : Edible Hibiscus
  • Vernacular name : Jungli Bhendi (Hin.), Kaadu Bendekaai (Kan.)
  • Key identification features : Tall hairy herbs or undershrubs. Leaves are lobed. Stem is terete, stout, glabrous or densely hispid. Flowers are in terminal racemes. Calyx is membranous, glabrous. Corolla pale yellow to white. Fruit is a hispid, yellow capsule. 4-5 valved. Seeds are many, glabrous, hispid and reniform.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Native : South-east Asia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Chikamagalur, Hassan, Shimoga, Uttara Kannada
  • Floras referred : Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis


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