Taxon: Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.

Genus: Abelmoschus
Family: Malvaceae
  Subfamily: Malvoideae
      Tribe: Hibisceae
Nomen number: 620
Place of publication: R. Wight, Cat. ind. pl. 14. 1833 (R. Wight & G. A. W. Arnott, Prodr. fl. Ind. orient. 53. 1834)
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 10-Sep-2007
Species priority site is: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation Unit, Griffin, GA (S9)
Accessions: 36 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of okra (based on distant affinities and probable incompatibilities due to chromosome number with okra fide Genet Res Crop Evol 63:437, 443. 2016)
  • Weed: (fide Econ Pl Aust; F SAust)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad; Eritrea; Somalia; Sudan
    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique; Zambia
    • West Tropical Africa: Niger; Nigeria
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Andhra Pradesh, - Bihar, - Jammu and Kashmir, - Kerala, - Madhya Pradesh, - Maharashtra, - Rajasthan, - Tamil Nadu, - Uttar Pradesh, - West Bengal; Pakistan; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Malaysia
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Northern Territory, - Queensland, - Western Australia

  • Naturalized:

  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia


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  • Werner, O. et al. 2016. Molecular systematics of Abelmoschus (Malvaceae) and genetic diversity wiithin the cultivated species of this genus based on nuclear ITS and chloroplast rpL16 sequence data Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 63:429-445.


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