EPPO Global Database

Abelmoschus manihot(HIBMA)

Code created in: 2002-02-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: HIBMA
  • Preferred name: Abelmoschus manihot
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Medicus


Himalayas, India, Indochina (Myanmar, Vietnam), China. Cultivated as an ornamental and medicinal plant. Introduced in Western Asia (Oman), Indochina (Thailand, Laos), Korea, Guinée to Liberia, Nigeria, Gabon, Zaïre, South America (Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru)

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Hibiscus manihot Linnaeus
Hibiscus tetraphyllus Roxburgh

Common names
Name Language
aibika English
hibiscus root English
sunset hibiscus English
Maniokeibisch German
aibika French
gumbo French
ketmie à feuilles de manioc French
aibika Spanish
hibisco comestible Spanish
hibisco dulce Spanish
abelmoscho Portuguese
kusadamo Japanese
tororo Japanese
tororo-aoi Japanese
クサダモ Japanese
トロロ Japanese
トロロアオイ Japanese
гибискус маниоковый Russian
huáng shǔ kuí Chinese
黄蜀葵 Chinese
닥풀 Korean
dak pul Korean