Abelmoschus esculentus L.

 
  • Family : MALVACEAE
    (MALLOW or HIBISCUS FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
  • Common name : Lady's finger, Gumbo, Okra
  • Vernacular name : Bhindi (Hindi), Bhendi (Oria); Bendekai (Kannada); Vendai (Tamil); Bendakaya (Telugu); Bindha (Sanskrit); Bhendi (Marathi); Venda (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible fruits
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Native : Asia
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in moist tropical countries including India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; Kamble & Pradhan, 1988. Flora of Akola District, Maharashtra. Botanical Survey of India; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2003 – Udupi
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Abelmoschus esculentus. Downloaded on 24 August 2019.

Botanical Description

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.