White Wild Musk Mallow, Native rosella • Hindi: Jangli bhindi • Marathi: Ran bhendi • Tamil: Kattu-vendai • Telugu: Nella benda, Parupubenda; 
India: In tropical forests between 300 to 1200 m. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Africa, Malesia and N. Australia as per BSI Flora of India;

On 8/11/08 in Kawal, AP. I hope the Id is correct.
Links: Malvaceae (pictures only), Cottoncrc (details with pictures),
http://www.uniprot.org/taxonomy/183219 (little details with two pictures).


amit uid 1 12072011::
Sending photos of a malvaceae member. The photograph was taken at Pantnagar,
About 2 m tall and growing on bunds near cultivated fields.
Other details as in photos. Kindly help in identification.

Abelmoschus ficulneus, perhaps.

Dont know the binomial name… but your photos show what is known as ‘Shobuj tok dhedosh’ in bengali…
ie green sour bhindi…. once in a while one old woman even sells it in my supermarket..
Trying to discover its name I had found this, last year …
” from wikipedia: English: A wild white Roselle plant growing
on the bank of Irrawaddy River near Kamma, Magway Division, Myanmar.
Date 30 March 2008 Source Own work Author Mgba,
his photograph is at this link
his picture is exactly like yours…
and Mr garg’s pictures of leaves …couldn’t tell, but his gree n bhindi
fruits are uncannily like yours… DID YOU TASTE THEM? ARE THEY SOUR  or SOURISH?

Thanks … I too think its Abelmoschus ficulneus! and … i have not tasted its fruit but I will than I will tell you.

It is also Found in Haryana, if not mistaken
Attaching some pics of mine
pls validate

Thanks …, for the nice pictures.
But your plant looks different, and it may be Fioria vitifolia (= Hibiscus vitifolius).



Pls look at these also
Attachments (8)

This may be a variant/variety of A. ficulneus.


Malvaceae member for identification : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
sending, image of Abelmoschus for identification

Abelmoschus ficulneus


Malvaceae Fortnight: Hibiscus ficulneus from Coimbatore BRS JULY 01/02: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)- 1 Mb each.
Sharing the images of Hibiscus ficulneus from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu


Malvaceae Fortnight- Post 16:: Herb for id from Panipat: NS August 01/01  : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
This herb was recorded from near Panipat, wanted to get id..
I hope this is Abelmoschus sp., the size of fruit was much shorter than cultivated Okra, as well as you can notice the differences in flower..

Abelmoschus ficulneus (Linn.) Wight & Arnott ex Wight,
Epicalyx fallen before opening of flowers and red spot in centre are distinctive.


Request for ID : 250310-AK-3 : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1)

Date/Time : 28th of November, 2009/ 1.56 pm
Location Place : Nasik, Maharashtra… Altitude :  … GPS :
Habitat : Wild … Type :
Plant Habit : Herb … Height : 3-4 feet
Found outside our compound at Nasik.

Please post a photo of the leaves if it’s available with you.

Sorry no picture of the leaves was taken by me. Will take one next time I visit.

.. May be Hibiscus solanandra..?

Abelmoschus ficulneus. FOI


ID Request 151013SG :  Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Please help identify this plant, 3-5 ft, branches spreading from base, found in wild at Dhavlas, Maharashtra.
Photographed 11Oct13.

This is species of Abelmoschus possibly the Wild Ladies Finger [Abelmoschus manihot ssp. tetraphylla]. Please check these three links

I think more closes to images at Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.

For Id please- SR3 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Place: Nalgonda
Please validate whether Urena sinuata or U lobata

It looks like Abelmoschus ficulneus; fruit is not clear

Need help to identify this plant, Morena, M.P : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)
Need help to identify this plant, Morena, M.P
25 October 19

Abelmoschus ficulneus

Re: MS/2/2020/5 – Herb for id : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Please id THE PLANT  :  
Date/Time-  Feb 2020
Location-Place,  Wasteland in Mysore
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild  :  Wild
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb : Herb 
Leaves : 
Height/Length- 1 ft appx.
Flowers :  white : 

Please check Malvaceae!

Could this be Abelmoschus ficulneus ?

Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.

yes it is Abelmoschus ficulneus


Need help with wild bhindi id : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each.
Bhopal; black soil; 20/10/2020

Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. ??

Yes, …, Matches as per images and details at Abelmoschus ficulneus

… is correct


Hibiscus for id: 2 high res. images.
Request for I’d of Hibiscus growing wild from Bilaspur. Photographed in October, 2022.

Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Wight !

Yes, as per images at Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn.


Malvaceae: Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik.: 2 images.
location/date (both): between Semadoh and Chikaldara, Melghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Amravati Distr., Maharashtra, November 1994

Abelmoschus ficulneus (L.) Wight & Arn. ex Wight ???





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