Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Okra Abelmoschus esculentus

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Abelmoschus [genus] (2)
esculentus [species]

Classification

Malvaceae [family]
Abelmoschus [genus] (2)
esculentus [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Aruba
  • Introduced (2) - Bonaire
  • Introduced (2) - Curaçao
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Distribution description Uncertain origin, possibly Africa.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 2. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 5: 604. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Slogteren, J.H. van 1984. Malvaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 3: 199-230.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]