Abelmoschus manihot subsp. manihot (L.) Medik.

  • Family : MALVACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species : Abelmoschus manihot
  • Subspecies : manihot
  • Basionym : Hibiscus manihot L.
  • 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 : Undershrub
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Comments : Occasional on hilly slopes. Cultivated as vegetable mainly in South-east Asia.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Kolli Hills (Namakkal district), Shevaroy Hills (Salem district) (Tamil Nadu State)
  • World Distribution : India to South-east Asia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Abelmoschus manihot subsp. manihot. Downloaded on 3 July 2020.

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