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Taxon: Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.

Genus: Abelmoschus
Family: Malvaceae subfamily: Malvoideae tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 623
Place of publication: Malvenfam. 46. 1787
Name verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9).
Accessions: 66 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.

See also subordinate taxa:

Common names:

  • musk okra   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • musk okra   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • musk-mallow   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • musk-mallow   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • tropical jewel-hibiscus   (Source: Man HerbPl ) – English
  • tropical jewel-hibiscus   (Source: Man HerbPl ) – English   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • jian ye qiu kui   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. tuberosus]
  • ambrette   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – French
  • ambrette   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ) – French   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • Moschus-Bisameibisch   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • gandapura   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 19:57.) – Indonesian
  • gandapura   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 19:57.) – Indonesian   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • kasturi   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 19:57.) – Indonesian
  • kasturi   (Source: Pl Res SEAs 19:57.) – Indonesian   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]
  • myskokra   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish   [Abelmoschus moschatus subsp. moschatus]

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    China: China - Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Jiangxi, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Taiwan
    Indian Subcontinent: Bangladesh; India; Sri Lanka
    North Indian Ocean: India - Andaman and Nicobar
    Indo-China: Cambodia; Laos; Thailand; Vietnam
    Malesia: Indonesia; Malaysia; Papua New Guinea; Philippines
    Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia [n.]

    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji [natzd.?]

    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
    Indian Subcontinent: India
    Malesia: Indonesia - Java
    Mesoamerica: Central America
    South America
  • also cultivated elsewhere




Check other web resources for Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.:

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (25 November 2015)

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