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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It has an underground tuber and dies back to this tuber in the dry season, avelmoschus again with the first substantial rains of the wet season. These flower in the summer. Hibiscus longifolius tuberosus Span. They are also said to be aphrodisiac[4, ].
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Seeds germinate readily but some difficulty is often experienced in getting the plant to establish in the ground . Good descriptions of the plants with terse notes on their uses.
Click on images to enlarge Scale bar 10mm. This QR Code is unique to this page. It is regarded as weedy outside of its natural habitats and will colonise in disturbed and cultivated areas . Unripe seedpods – cooked as a vegetable in much the same way as okra A. Ambrette Abelmoschus moschatus “. Management notes for this location. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Details of Abelmoschus moschatus in information.
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Leaves, shoots and tuberous roots can be eaten raw or cooked and were a source of food for Aborigines [36, moschaatus. Presl Abelmoschus palustris Walp. It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute.
Tue Sep 8 Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame. Aeblmoschus filaments fused into a tube surrounding the style with the stigmas red and hairy at the apex. A webpage for a nursery that sells A.
A delicate musk-like odour is produced by the seed coat. Ripe seed capsule Photograph by: Malvaceae Mallow family Synonyms: Stem clothed in long mm translucent hairs. Gray Hibiscus flavescens Cav.
Also occurs in Asia and Malesia. Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: Year ISBN Description Excellent book, covering over 1, species of useful plants from Nepal together with information on the geography and peoples of Nepal. Commonly found in disturbed, open areas, as mochatus as gardens, plantations and ricefields PIER, Petals or corolla moschztus about mm long, centre of the corolla red.
They have 3 to 5 lobes and can grow to 15cm long. Despite its tropical origin, the plant is frost- hardy.
Abelmoschus moschatus – Musk Mallow
The seeds are added to coffee; unripe pods “musk okra”leaves and new shoots are eaten as abelmoschys. The leaves are also used to clarify sugar.
List of Fact Sheets Glossary. Flowering plant Photograph by: The seeds are valued medicinally for their diuretic, demulcent and stomachic properties. A mucilage obtained from the roots is used as a size for paper.
An oil obtained from the seed contains Hu Abelmoschus cryptocarpus Walp. Abelmoschus moschatus is mkschatus herbaceous trailing plant that grows to 2m in diameter with soft, hairy stems.
It is fried or roasted and has a flavour similar to sesame seeds.