EPPO Global Database

Abelmoschus esculentus(ABMES)

Code created in: 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 (India, Indochina), from where it was taken in ancient times to China, Malesia, most of Africa (except Ethiopia, Somalia, Namibia, Cape), and post-Columbus, to USA, Caribbean, South America (northwest). 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
gumbo English
lady's fingers English
okra English
Okra German
bamia French
bamia okra French
gombeand French
gombo French
ketmie comestible French
mauve comestible French
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
quimgombó Spanish
verdura malvavisco Spanish
bammia d'Egitto Italian
corna dei greci Italian
gombo Italian
ocra Italian
eetbare malve Dutch
dedos-de-dama Portuguese
gombo Portuguese
ocra Portuguese
quiabeiro Portuguese
quiabos Portuguese
quimbongo Portuguese
gronsakhibisk Swedish
karusu-no-endô Japanese
okura Japanese
オクラ Japanese
カラスノエンドウ Japanese
абельмосхус съедобный Russian
bamya Turkish
bamje Albanian
dheras Bengali
бамя Bulgarian
kā fēi huáng kuí Chinese
咖啡黄葵 Chinese
bamija  Croatian
bhindee Hindi
bhindi Hindi
भिन्डी Hindi
bendi Indonesian
бамія Ukrainian
гібіск їстивний Ukrainian