Abelmoschus Medik.

Common Name: Okra

Family: Malvaceae

Published in: Malvenfam. 45-46. 1787.

Other: Lectotype: O. umbellatum L.: A. moschatus Medik. designated in Bahama Fl. (Britton & Millspaugh) 272. 1920. Distinguished from Hibiscus by a split calyx. Arabic 'abu-l-mosk' = father of musk, referring to the smell of the seeds (Stearn).

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