Abelmoschus manihot

  • Aibika
  • Aibika
  • Flower name
  • Scientific name
    Abelmoschus manihot
  • Aliasトロロアオイ, 花オクラ, aibika, アオイ
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringGarden, Field
  • Flowering seasonAugust, September

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.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    A. moschatus
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
  • Leaf type
    Palm shape
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeshrub or perennial herb and vegetable
  • Flower colorsCream
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit color
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower10.0 ~ 20.0 cm

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