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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Malvales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY Malvaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Abelmoschus esculentus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Hibiscus esculentus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Abelmoschus esculentus

 

COMMON NAME:
Okra, Gumbo


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image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

Keith Bradley    kab_a_esculentus_4199

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

Keith Bradley    kab_a_esculentus_4200

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

Keith Bradley    kab_a_esculentus_4201

August    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

JK Marlow    jkm101003_115

October    Greenville County    SC

Beechwood Farms

Perhaps better included in a broadly circumscribed Hibiscus, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

JK Marlow    jkm101003_119

October    Greenville County    SC

Beechwood Farms

Leaf blade palmately 3-7 lobed, sparsely hirsute on both surfaces, per Flora of China.

image of Abelmoschus esculentus, Okra, Gumbo

JK Marlow    jkm101003_122

October    Greenville County    SC

Beechwood Farms

Corolla yellow or white with dark purple center, per Flora of China.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Abelmoschus esculentus   FAMILY Malvaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Abelmoschus esculentus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Hibiscus esculentus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Abelmoschus esculentus

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3519

Forb
Annual/Perennial

Non-native: Africa

Waif(s)

Habitat: Frequently cultivated in gardens, rarely persistent or self-seeding the year following, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Creamy-white (with a red or purple center)
5 sepals united at base or more than half their length
5 petals united at base
Stamens united to form a staminal column surrounding ovary and styles
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall?
Capsule

 

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