esculentus (L.) Moench
Engraving from H.Sloane (1707 Jamaican voyage... )
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Places where this species can be found :
- Grenada - GRENADA
- Mole National Park - NSBPGHANA
DescriptionBlades 3-5 lobed up to 20 x 24cm; serrated; flowers stalks to 2cm calyx 17mm splitting on one side; corolla c 4cm yellow with dark red centre. Fruits to 20cm x 4 cm, 5-angled with many seeds.
InterestThe okra plant, widely cultivated for immature fruits eaten as a glutinous vegetable. Seeds can be used as a coffee substitute.