Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.
  • Cat. Ind. Pl.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000510865. Accessed on: 18 Sep 2021'

General Information

Undershrub, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Stem usually simple, and short hairy, sometimes prickly, usually thick and fistular. Leaves 2-15 cm long and broad, orbicular, cordate at base, serrate, scabrous on both sides, 3-5-parted, lobes obovate to spathulate; stipules 5-12 mm long, linear or filiform, hirsute; petiole 2-20 cm long, simple hairy. Flowers axillary, solitary or in terminal racemes by the reduction of leaves; pedicel 1-1.5 cm long, in fruit up to 3.5 cm, densely simple hairy, glabrescent. Epicalyx segments 5-6, lanceolate, rough, caducous before expansion of corolla. Calyx c. 1.5 cm long. Corolla c. 3 cm across, white, becoming pink, with a dark purple spot in the centre; petals obovate, 2-3 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm broad. Staminal tube c. 1.5 cm long, glabrous. Capsule 3-3.5 cm long, 1.5-2 cm across, 5 angular, ovoid, simple, hairy, glabrescent, valves membranous. Seeds c. 3 mm across, globular, black, glabrous to stellate pilose.

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     Information From

    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).