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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 stout, erect, herbaceous perennial plant or undershrub usually growing around 100 - 200cm tall, occasionally reaching 400cm[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
,
1831
Title
Malesian Malvaceae Revised
Publication
Blumea Vol. 14, No. 1, 1-213, 1966
Author
van Borssum Waalkes J.
Publisher
 
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
 
].
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.
].
Abelmoschus angulosus is widespread throughout its native region. Its extent of occurrence greatly exceeds the values for a threatened category and it is inferred that this would be reflected in its area of occupancy. Although the current population trend is unknown, given its widespread distribution, and occurrence in a variety of habitats at a range of altitudes, it is suspected that the population is large. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2019)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

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
The Flora of British India. (in 7 volumes)
Publication
 
Author
Hooker J.D.
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
L.Reeve & Co.; London
Year
1872 - 1897
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, but has some information on plant uses. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
,
1831
Title
Malesian Malvaceae Revised
Publication
Blumea Vol. 14, No. 1, 1-213, 1966
Author
van Borssum Waalkes J.
Publisher
 
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
 

Range

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

Habitat

Waste places, young secondary vegetation, and forest-edges, mainly in the mountains, at elevations from 750 - 2,000 metres[
1831
Title
Malesian Malvaceae Revised
Publication
Blumea Vol. 14, No. 1, 1-213, 1966
Author
van Borssum Waalkes J.
Publisher
 
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
 
]. 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

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusCultivated

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

None known

Agroforestry Uses:

The plant is grown as a hedge, especially in Java[
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.
,
1831
Title
Malesian Malvaceae Revised
Publication
Blumea Vol. 14, No. 1, 1-213, 1966
Author
van Borssum Waalkes J.
Publisher
 
Year
1966
ISBN
 
Description
 
].

Other Uses

Abelmoschus angulosus is a tertiary genetic relative of, and potential gene donor to okra, Abelmoschus esculentus
(L.) Moench. It has confirmed potential disease resistance to yellow vein mosaic virus and powdery mildew[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Propagation

Seed -
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Comments

jose waizel 03rd November 2014 20:14
it's used in ayurvedic medicine for epilepsy treatment. it' content cumarins, flavonoids, mucilages & saponins.

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