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Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Okra

Abelmoschus esculentus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Native to the Old World tropics; widely cultivated and naturalized elsewhere.

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Abelmoschus esculentus available from :

Abelmoschus esculentus has been found in the following 2 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Frog Pond/L-31 N Transition Lands Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
National Key Deer Refuge Reported

Abelmoschus esculentus has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Monroe County (Keys) Presumed Extirpated Not Native, Naturalized

Abelmoschus esculentus has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Abelmoschus esculentus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Abelmoschus esculentus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley
Abelmoschus esculentus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley