Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik.
  • Malvenfam.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000510878. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs annual or perennial, 1-2 m tall, most parts long simple-hispid and minutely simple- or few-rayed pubescent. Stipules linear-lanceolate, sometimes 2 on each side of petiole, 1-1.5 cm; petiole 6-18 cm; leaf blade palmately 5-9-lobed, 15-30 cm in diam., lobes oblong-lanceolate, sometimes ± pinnately lobed, 8-18 × 1-6 cm, sparsely long hispid on both surfaces, margin robustly, obtusely serrate. Flowers solitary, subapical and forming terminal raceme; pedicel 1.5-4 cm. Epicalyx lobes 4 or 5, ovate-lanceolate, 15-25 × 4-5 mm, sparsely long hispid. Calyx spathaceous, minutely 5-lobed, nearly entire, longer than epicalyx, puberulent only, not hispid, caducous at fruiting. Corolla yellow with purple center, ca. 12 cm in diam. Staminal column 1.5-2.5 cm; anthers nearly sessile. Stigma purple-black, spatulate-disk-shaped. Capsule ovoid-ellipsoid, 4-5 × 2.5-3 cm, densely hirsute. Seeds many, reniform, with several lines of hairs. Fl. Aug-Oct.

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    Morphology

    Herbe'robuste, un peu charnue, de 1-3 m de haut, à tige glabrescente; rameaux et pétioles à peine pubescents.'Feuilles'à pétiole de 10-20 cm de long; limbe de 16-22 cm de diam., 3-5-palmatilobé à palmatifide, à lobes oblongs, subobtus, grossièrement dentés, à poils épars.'Fleurs axillaires solitaires ou en petits racèmes terminaux; pédicelle de 1-2 cm de long, hispidule; calicule à 5 (6) bractéoles ovales, acuminées-aiguës, de 1,5-2 cm de long et 0,3-0,6 cm de large, persistantes, foliacées, à 5 fines nervures et ciliées de long poils blancs dressés; calice de 2 cm de long, pubérulent, courtement apiculé dans le bouton; corolle et capsules comme dans A. esculentus.

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    Habitat

    Souvent cultivé et subspontané, ± naturalisé, savanes, bords des chemins.

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    Uses

    Comme A. esculentus.

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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Malvaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).