Abelmoschus esculentus (Okra, Lady's fingers, Gumbo)
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Eurosid II > Order: Malvales > Family: Malvaceae
Believed to be native to tropical West Africa and is
cultivated for the young fruit, which are eaten as a vegetable. It is cultivated
on a small scale in southern Africa and is known to grow wild in this region.
van Wyk, B.-E. 2005. Food Plants of the World -
Identification, Culinary Uses and Nutritional Value. Briza, Pretoria.