Aibika

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    Aibika @ National Museum of Japanese History 'Botanical Garden'
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    Aibika @ Kiba Park
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    Aibika @ Kiba Park
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    Aibika @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Aibika
Formal Name
Abelmoschus manihot
Alias
aibika
Habitat
China
Morph
shrub or perennial herb and vegetable

Comment

What is Aibika

Aibika (scientific name: Abelmoschus manihot) is a shrub or perennial herb and vegetable in the family Malvaceae native to China. It is also known as Abelmoschus moschatus or Hana okura. The flower is an ephemeral flower. The petals are yellow and arranged in a spiral pattern with a purplish-red centre. The yellow petals are edible. The roots are used in herbal medicines such as antitussives and stomachic remedies. The mucilage is used to make washi paper, and there is a genus of buckwheat noodles with the young pods as a vegetable called Okra.

Common names: Aibika, scientific name: Abelmoschus manihot, Living type: shrubs or perennials, vegetables, Origin: China, Height: 100-150 cm, Flowering season: August to September, Fruiting season: September to October, Flowering season: September to October, Flower color: Yellow, Flower diameter: 20 cm Use: Edible, Chinese medicine.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Abelmoschus
Species
A. moschatus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Cyme
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Palmate
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
fieldGarden
Color
Yellow
Season
AugSep
Height
100 ~ 150 [cm]
Diameter
10 ~ 20

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