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Useful Tropical Plants

Abelmoschus angulosus

Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Bamia angulosa Wall.

Hibiscus angulosus (Wight & Arn.) Steud.

Hibiscus molochinus Alston

Hibiscus primulinus Alston

Hibiscus setinervis Dunn

Hymenocalyx variabilis Zenk.

Common Name:

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General Information

Abelmoschus angulosus is a large herbaceous perennial plant.
The plant is cultivated in Java for use as a hedge[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
506
Title
Flora of British India.
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1875
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.

Range

E. Asia - Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia.

Habitat

Often found by streams at medium to higher elevations in Sri Lanka[
464
Title
A Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon
Publication
 
Author
Trimen H.; continued by Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
Dulau and Co; London.
Year
1898
ISBN
 
Description
Very dated, but still a useful work. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Properties

Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height0.00 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is used as a hedge[
317
Title
Mansfeld's Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Plants
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://mansfeld.ipk-gatersleben.de/pls/htmldb_pgrc/f?p=185:3:4292127278597336
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Terse details of a huge range of useful plants.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -

Comments

jose waizel 03rd November 2014 12:14
it's used in ayurvedic medicine for epilepsy treatment. it' content cumarins, flavonoids, mucilages & saponins.

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