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Taxon: Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.

Genus: Abelmoschus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae.
Nomen number: 620
Place of publication: R. Wight, Cat. ind. pl. 14. 1833 (R. Wight & G. A. W. Arnott, Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 53. 1834)
Name verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Sep-2007
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 36 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • only available ) NPGS core subset accessions for the crop ‘OKRA’ ) or .
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Somalia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    West Tropical Africa: Niger; Nigeria [n.]
    South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia
    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    Malesia: Malaysia
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia [n.]

      Naturalized:
  • AUSTRALASIA
    Australia: Australia

References:

  • PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).
  • Bates, D. M. 1968. Notes on the cultivated Malvaceae 2. Abelmoschus. Baileya 16:100.
  • Bisht, I. S. & K. V. Bhat. 2007. Vegetable crops: Okra (Abelmoschus spp.). 148–183 In: Singh, R. J. et al., eds., Genetic resources, chromosome engineering, and crop improvement. 148–183.
  • Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised. Blumea 14:101–103.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hnatiuk, R. J. 1990. Census of Australian vascular plants. Australian Flora and Fauna Series No. 11.
  • Humbert, J.-H., ed. 1936–. Flore de Madagascar et des Comores.
  • Jessop, J. P. & H. R. Toelken, eds. 1986. Flora of South Australia, ed. 4.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1.
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic.
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Paul, T. K. & M. P. Nayar. 1988. Malvaceae. 19:73 In: Botanical Survey of India, Fascicles of flora of India. 19:73.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Saldanha, C. J. & D. H. Nicolson. 1976. Flora of Hassan district.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. 1993–. Flora of India.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?620 (23 October 2014)

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