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         Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medikus

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Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medikus

Local Name  
Synonym  
Family Malvaceae
Habitat Herbs of 40 cm tall.
Distribution Warm broad- leaved forest 600- 1500 m.
Sikkim

Tendong Reserve Forests, Pentong, Yoksom, Khabi Forest, Namchi, Rhenock, and Gyalshing.

Out side

Dhotrey, Mane Bhanzyang, Darjeelling, Kalimpong, Jalpaiguri, Ryang, Great Rungit, Rongsong, Bhutan (Punakha district and Tashigang district).

General  
Morphological

A perennial herb or undershrub 1- 2 m; epicalyx segments 4- 6, ovate to lanceolate, c-2.5 cm; fruit narrower, oblong- ovoid, 4.5- 5.5 x 1.2- 2 cm.

Flowering  
Fruiting  
History  
Parts Roots, Flowers
Status low risk
Phytochemistry

Quercetin- 3- robinobioside, quercetin- 3- glucoside, hyperin, quercetin and myricetin isolated from flowers (Chih Wu Hsueh Pao 1981, 23, 222; Chem.Abstr. 1981, 95, 156426 r).

Agrocultivation  
Reference

1.Grierson, J.C.C and Long, D.G. (1991). Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim (Vol. 2, part 1). Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh. 185.

2. Progress Report of the Project "Studies on Medicinal Plants of Sikkim" (1998- 2001). State Council of Science and Technology for Sikkim.

Medicinal

Cures pneumonia. Roots are crushed and the juice is mixed with lukewarm water. Flowers used in treatment of chronic bronchitis and toothache.

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