Abelmoschus

Medik. (1787)

This name is accepted

Kingdom: Viridiplantae Phylum: Magnoliophyta Class/Clade: Eudicot-Rosids Order: Malvales Family: Malvaceae Genus: Abelmoschus

Description

Key Characters:

Growth Form: Annual or perennial herbs or subshrubs, often hispid.

Stems:

Roots:

Leaves: Leaves simple or sometimes compound (palmate). Leaves alternate. Blades palmately angled, lobed, with toothed or again lobed divisions, or parted and usually hastate at base. Petiolate. Stipules present.

Flowers:

Fruit: Fruit a loculicidally dehiscent; usually elongate capsules. Seeds reniform–ovoid; usually striate pubescent; with or without endosperm.

Ploidy:

Habitat:

Elevation Range:

Historical Distribution

Distribution maps coming soon.

Uses and Culture

USES

Natural History

Island Status

Dispersal Agents


Pollinators

Bibliography

Name Published In: Malvenfam.: 45 (1787)