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Common name

English: Okra

German: Gemüse-Eibisch

Mandarin: 咖啡黄葵 (ka fei huang kui)

Portuguese: Quiabeiro


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Malvales (80)

        Family: Malvaceae (60)(family description)

          Genus: Abelmoschus (2)

            Epithet: esculentus (L.) Moench (2)

Synonyms: Abelmoschus bammia Webb, Abelmoschus longifolius (Willd.) Kostel., Abelmoschus officinalis (DC.) Endl., Hibiscus esculentus L.

esculentus => edible, fit for human food

longifolius => having long leaves

officinalis => of practical use to man; official species in commerce, especially for medicinal purposes


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Abelmoschus esculentus at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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