Taxon: Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Genus: Abelmoschus
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Malvoideae
Tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 618
Place of publication: Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 53. 1834
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Nov-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-May-2003
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for disease resistance in okra (fide Rheedea 25:21. 2015)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of okra (based on differences in chromosome number with okra fide Rheedea 25:20. 2015)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu; Pakistan ; Sri Lanka
    • Indo-China: Cambodia ; Laos ; Vietnam
    • Malesia: Indonesia Java, Sumatra


  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. Flora of Java. 1963-1968 (F Java)
  • Borssum Waalkes, J. v. 1966. Malesian Malvaceae revised (Blumea) 14:104-105.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. 1980- (F Ceylon)
  • Matthew, K. M. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. (F TamilC)
  • Patil, P. et al. 2015. A systematic review of the genus Abelmoschus (Malvaceae) (Rheedea) 25:14-30.
  • Paul, T. K. & M. P. Nayar 1988. Malvaceae (Fasc F India) 19:68.
  • Sharma, B. D. et al., eds. Flora of India. 1993- (F India)
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables (Pl Res SEAs) 8:57.
  • Sivarajan, V. V. et al. 1994. On the taxonomy and infraspecific classification of Abelmoschus angulosus Wall. ex Wt. & Arn. (Malvaceae) (Rheedea) 4:1-12.

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