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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Click on the name for additional informations. Usually grows in open forest but occasionally found in monsoon forest and vine thickets. They last for only one day and their flowering depends on the timing of abelmmoschus wet season. Flowers last for one day only but are very prolific and flowering time abemloschus on the timing of the wet season [].

Unripe seedpods – cooked as a vegetable in much the same way as okra A.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Musk Mallow

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Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally. Musk mallow seed oil was once frequently used as a substitute in perfumes for animal musk ; however this use is now mostly replaced by various synthetic musks due to its high cost. Sun Mar 25 In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses.

An emulsion made from the seeds of this plant is considered to be a breath sweetener, an insecticide and when mixed with milk, the emulsion relieves itching [9].

Abelmoschus moschatus Scientific classification Kingdom: The musk mallow moschstus widely cultivated in tropical climates for its many uses[].

Altitudinal range in northern Australia from near sea level to m. For a list moschaatus references used on this page please go here. Propagation can be from seeds, small tubers, or stem cuttings Townsend, In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Last update on Click on images to enlarge Scale bar 10mm.

Presl Hibiscus abelmoschus L. An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. Details of Abelmoschus moschatus in information. Guidelines for the management of invasive alien plants or potentially invasive alien plants which are intended for import or have been intentionally aelmoschus. They are also said to be aphrodisiac[4, ].


Abelmoschus moschatus – Medik. Staminal tube fused to the corolla. Ad rivulos silvaticos juxta partem superiorem fluvii Brisbane et ad promontorium Point Pearce.

Anther filaments fused into a tube surrounding the style with the stigmas red and hairy at the apex. Abelmoschus moschatus grows in a range of habitats, from marshy areas to forest edges, at elevations of up to m.

The following 1 abeloschus offer information an advice on Abelmoschus moschatus. Online Database Abelmoschus moschatus Summary: Induced variation moschatjs qualitative and quantitative traits in muskdana Abelmoschus moschatus.

Management notes for this location. Retrieved from ” https: Your comments The flower labeled Musk Mallow is It is used as a food flavouring and in perfumery as a musk substitute[]. It is in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October.

Abelmoschus moschatus

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