EPPO Global Database

Abelmoschus esculentus(ABMES)

Last modification: 2002-07-16

Basic information
  • EPPO code: ABMES
  • Preferred name: Abelmoschus esculentus
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Mönch


A. esculentus is known only as a cultivated plant. It probably originated in southern Asia, from where it was taken in ancient times to West Africa, and post-Columbus, to America. In Eurasia, it is cultivated at least in the area of Russia, Black Sea, Caucasus and Central Asia 

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Hibiscus esculentus Linnaeus

Common names
Name Language
бамя Bulgarian
Okra German
gumbo English
lady's fingers English
okra English
ají turco Spanish (AR)
algalia Spanish
angelonia Spanish
angú Spanish
bamia Spanish
dedos de la señora Spanish
gombo Spanish
hierba de culebra molondrón Spanish
ocra Spanish
quingombó Spanish
verdura malvavisco Spanish
bamia French
bamia okra French
gombeand French
gombo French
ketmie comestible French
mauve comestible French
bamija  Croatian
bammia d'Egitto Italian
corna dei greci Italian
gombo Italian
ocra Italian
オクラ Japanese
カラスノエンドウ Japanese
karusu-no-endô Japanese
okura Japanese
eetbare malve Dutch
quiabo Portuguese
абельмосхус съедобный Russian
bamje Albanian
gronsakhibisk Swedish
bamya Turkish
бамія Ukrainian
гібіск їстивний Ukrainian
kā fēi huáng kuí Chinese
咖啡黄葵 Chinese