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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Details of Abelmoschus moschatus in information. Commonly found in disturbed, open areas, as well as gardens, plantations and ricefields PIER, The oil of wbelmoschus 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.

Usually grows in open forest but occasionally found in monsoon forest and vine thickets. John Brock, Winnellie, Darwin. An oil obtained from the seed contains Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. These flower in the summer[].

Sun Mar 25 abwlmoschus Oil obtained from seeds possesses a musk-like odour that is used in the perfume industry. When large enough to handle, prick out the seedlings into individual pots of rich soil and plant them out after the last expected frosts[K]. Presl Abelmoschus todayensis Elmer Abelmoschus abelmoschhs Merr.


Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Easily grown in a rich well-drained soil in a sunny position[]. Please view the copyright link for more information.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Medik. Tell a friend about this flower! Cultivation and processsing of Abelmoschus moschatus. Seeds reniformlongitudinally striated.

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Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Latin-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with Chinese-language external links Taxonbars with 20—24 taxon IDs All stub articles. Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: 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.

Abelmoschus moschatus Plant List: In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. The seeds are used as an insecticide[4, ]. An essential oil is obtained from the plant and is used to flavour baked goods, ice cream, sweets and soft drinks[]. Propagation may be from seeds, small tubers or stem cuttings. Ad rivulos silvaticos juxta partem superiorem fluvii Brisbane et ad promontorium Point Mochatus.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Useful Tropical Plants

Publisher Dorling Kindersley, London. In cultivation, two varieties are recognised with the flower with the white or yellow with a red or maroon centre common form in the Northern Territory or deep pink to red common form in Abelmoscuhs [85]. It is considered a weed in open and disturbed areas.


Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants: Flowers occur singly in leaf axils. Flowering plant Photograph by: Petals are obovate, rounded at the tip, fleshy at the base and fringed by simple hairs. Also occurs in Asia and Malesia. The seed can also be sown in situ in late April in areas with warm summers. Leaves variable, usually lobed in various ways, leaf blades about x cm, venation palmate.

QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Basic information on the cultivation and use of A. It is a relative of the edible okra and tubers and mschatus formed a source of food for aborigines.

Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame[]. In industry the root mucilage provides sizing for paper; tobacco is sometimes flavoured with the flowers. Ripe seed capsule Photograph by: