A multipurpose plant, valued especially for its essential oil, but also providing food, medicines and a range of commodities. It is widely cultivated in tropical. Abelmoschus moschatus is a weedy, herbaceous plant that is native to India, parts of China and tropical Asia, and some Pacific islands. Abelmoschus moschatus. Malvaceae. Medik. LOCAL NAMES. Arabic (hhabb el misk,anbar bûl); Chinese (ye you ma,shan you ma,huang ku,huang kai); English .

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First pair of true leaves clothed in erect white hairs, margin crenate. No more details are given, though the root is likely to have a bland flavour and a fibrous texture.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Useful Tropical Plants

The musk mallow is widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses[]. In addition to the botanical information the flora moschatks gives basic information on habitat and some uses. It is a relative of the edible okra and tubers and foliage formed a source of food for aborigines. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive guide but it only gives very short descriptions of abflmoschus uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.


Leaves are extremely variable in shape and size, in outline mostly circular to transversally elliptic, at base usually heart-shaped, angular, or palmately lobed. However, it has been known to cause photosensitivity so this use has been largely discontinued[]. Sat Mar 28 An essential oil is obtained from the plant and is used to flavour baked goods, ice cream, sweets and soft drinks[]. Can anybody help me find suppliers of Abelmoschus moschatus Medik. Asia – Himalayas to China and Vietnam.

Natural populations

The oil of the seeds, with a strong musk odor, are also used in the perfume industry now largely replaced by synthetic musk oils and is used to flavor coffee.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Petioles about cm long.

There is at least one named form, selected for its ornamental value. These flower in the summer[]. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Taproot thick and tuberous, carrot-like Daucus carota. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is best to cut back the stems to about 15cm long in the spring even if they have not been killed back by the frost[].


The plant grows as a shrub in frost-free climates but is usually cut back to the ground in British winters. Propagation can be from seeds, small abemoschus, or stem cuttings Townsend, A webpage for a nursery that sells A.

Sun Mar 25 Petals are obovate, rounded at the tip, fleshy at the base and fringed by simple hairs. This QR Code is unique to this page.

Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants: Tell a friend about this flower! Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Commonly found in disturbed, open areas, as well as gardens, plantations and ricefields PIER, An on-line version is also available. Gray Hibiscus flavescens Cav. It can grow up to 1. It has an underground tuber and dies back to this tuber in the dry season, emerging again with the first substantial rains of the wet season. Hibiscus longifolius tuberosus Span. Stem, petiolehypocotyl and upper and lower surfaces of the cotyledons clothed in erect white hairs.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame[].