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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Handbook of Ayurvedic Medicinal Plants: The seed can also be sown in situ in late April in areas with warm summers. Fide Borssum Waalkes It has been found to be a suitable host plant for the insect Dysdercus cingulatus, which is a serious pest of cotton crops.

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You can unsubscribe at anytime. Usually grows in open forest abelmoshus occasionally found in monsoon forest and vine thickets. Musk Mallow is a soft, herbaceous trailing plant to 2 m in length, with soft hairy stems. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat They are also said to be stimulant, antiseptic, cooling, tonic, carminative and aphrodisiac.

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Abelmoschus moschatus – Musk Mallow

Effects of host plant species on the development of Dysdercus cingulatus Heteroptera: For a list of references used on this page please go here. Contains a very wide range of conventional and unconventional food plants including tropical and where they can be obtained mainly N.


Smartphone users quickly have information on a plant directly for the pfaf. An oil obtained from the seed contains Abelmoschus moschatus – Medik. abelmoshus

Terrestrial Expert in the abeljoschus of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia. Epicalyx of lobes, hairy on the inner surface. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. A webpage for a nursery that sells A.

Abelmoschus moschatus

It cannot grow in the shade. Stems, petioles and upper and lower leaf blade surfaces clothed in a mixture of long, translucent, simple and stellate hairs. American nurseries but also research institutes and a moschtus of other nurseries from around the world. Oil obtained from seeds possesses a musk-like abelmowchus that is used in the perfume industry.

Just one main quibble is the silly way of having two separate entries for each plant. Malvaceae Mallow family Synonyms: You can translate the content of this page by selecting a language in the select box. Tue Sep 8 Abelmoschus moschatus Plant List: Abelmoschus moschatus grows in a range of habitats, from marshy areas to forest edges, at elevations of up to m. Stamen column is mostly yellow, at base dark purple, hairless. Leaves, shoots and tuberous roots can be eaten raw or cooked and were a source of food for Aborigines [36, ].


Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July in a frame[]. Hu Abelmoschus cryptocarpus Walp. Propagation can be from seeds, small tubers, or stem cuttings Townsend, moschatis Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can.

Fruits 5-lobed, about 33 mm long, hairy, epicalyx persistent at the base.

Abelmoschus moschatus – Useful Tropical Plants

An emulsion made from the seed is antispasmodic and is especially effective in the digestive system[4, ]. This will ensure an abundance of new growth and plenty of flowers in the summer.

In cultivation, two varieties are recognised with the flower with the white or yellow with a red or maroon centre common form in the Northern Territory or deep pink to red common form in Queensland [85]. Considered a weed in open and disturbed areas PIER, Seeds are contained within hairy capsules up to 8cm abelmoscuhs, which are tough but papery. It is cultivated in India for the musk-like oil contained in its seeds, which is abelmodchus for perfume manufacture.

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