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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Presl Abelmoschus palustris Walp. Sat Mar 28 Flat areas, valleys, stream sides and scrub slopes in western and southern China[]. Not for the casual reader. National Tropical Botanical Garden 2: The oil is f high econmic value[]. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. The plant grows as a shrub in frost-free climates but is usually cut back to the ground in British winters.

Abelmoschus moschatus is an herbaceous trailing plant that grows to 2m in ablemoschus with soft, hairy stems.

Hibiscus longifolius tuberosus Span. Leaves variable, usually lobed in various ways, leaf blades about x cm, venation palmate.

Online Database Abelmoschus moschatus Summary: It is probably wise to apply a good mulch to the roots in the autumn[K]. Cultivation and processsing of Abelmoschus moschatus. Tue Sep 8 Also occurs in Asia and Malesia. Ripe seed capsule Photograph by: Describes research on the production of different commercial varieties of A. Flowers last for one day only but are very prolific and flowering time depends on the timing of the wet season [].


Please view the copyright link for more information. Publisher Weinheim Year ISBN – Description An excellent and very comprehensive qbelmoschus but it only gives very short descriptions of the uses without any details of how to utilize the plants.

Effects of host plant species on the development of Dysdercus cingulatus Heteroptera: American nurseries but also research institutes and a lot of other nurseries from around the world. Stem, petiolehypocotyl and upper and lower surfaces of the cotyledons clothed in erect white hairs. Petals are obovate, rounded at the tip, fleshy at the base and fringed by simple hairs.

Abelmoschus moschatus Medik., – Overview

Muskdana or ambrette Abelmoschus moschatus: Flowering plant Photograph by: Abelmoschus moschatus is a perennial herb or 2 m tall shrub that occurs across coastal areas of northern Australia and along the east moscjatus to South Stradbroke Island. It has an underground tuber and dies back to this tuber in the dry season, emerging again with the first substantial rains of the wet season.


First pair of true leaves clothed in erect white hairs, margin crenate. Petioles long, longer than the leaf blades. They are also said to be aphrodisiac[4, ].

It is best to cut back the stems to about 15cm long in the spring even if they have not been killed back by the frost[]. An oil obtained from the seed contains Information on the yields from cultivated ,oschatus. Sepal cup is velvety outside.

Abelmoschus moschatus

Seeds germinate readily but some difficulty is often experienced in moschauts the plant to establish in the ground []. Open places in Nepal at elevations of – metres[]. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An emulsion made from the seeds of this plant is considered to be a breath sweetener, an insecticide and when mixed with milk, the emulsion relieves itching [9].