Abelmoschus angulosus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Abelmoschus
A. angulosus
Binomial name
Abelmoschus angulosus
Wall. ex Wight & Arn.

Abelmoschus angulosus is a plant species in the family Malvaceae, found in the Indian Subcontinent, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Indonesia.[1] It grows in temperate and wet regions between 750–2000 m, and is the only wild species of the genus Abelmoschus with a notable tolerance to low temperatures and light frost.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Abelmoschus angulosus". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved May 15, 2012.
  2. ^ Singh, Ram J. (2006). Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement. CRC Press. p. 152. ISBN 9780849396465.
  3. ^ Peter, K.V. (2007). Underutilized and Underexploited Horticultural Crops: , Volume 2. India: New India Publishing. p. 211. ISBN 9788189422691.
  • Prodromus Florae Peninsulae Indiae Orientalis 53. 1834