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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Okra

Family: Malvaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

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

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

FISF Comments: For more images, click on the USDA PLANTS and Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants links below.

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized but probably not persistent.

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Abelmoschus esculentus
Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Other data on Abelmoschus esculentus available from :
Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
Abelmoschus esculentus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Reported




Abelmoschus esculentus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
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