Abelmoschus Esculentus

Binomial name : Abelmoschus Esculentus Common name : Okra Order : Malvales Family : Malvaceae Origin : South Asia, Africa Hindi : Bhindi Tamil : vendakkai Type : Annual or perennial

Abelmoschus esculentus

Kingdom - Plantae

Division - Magnoliophyta

Class - Magnoliopsida

Genus - Abelmoschus

Species - esculentus

Synonym - Hibiscus esculentus

Uses - Medicinal, soups, cuisine, stews, crop-paper industry, stem-fibre

Flowers - Peach, large, showy, cream color with black, maroon centric, 5 petals

Foliage - Green, large, showy, hairy, red/green, healthy stems

Fruits - Red, Green, mild hairy with immature white seeds

Seeds - Black, brown white eyed

Varieties of okra - Tall, medium-tall, dwarf

Sowing Season - Early spring, Late summer

Category - Warm season vegetable crop

Grows in - All kinds of soils, Best in friable well manured soil

Tolerate - Acidity

Insect Pests - Jassids, shoot, fruit&pod borer, cotton boll worms

Diseases - Yellow-vein mosaic virus, powdery mildew

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Kundadam, Dharapuram, Tiruppur, Erode, Tamilnadu, South India, India

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