Synonyms: Hibiscus esculentus L.
Family: Malvaceae - Mallow family
Growth Habit: Shrub
Bangla/Vernacular Name: Dheros; Vendi (Chittagong).
Tribal Name: Clag-long, Lai Long Ma (Murang).
English Name: Lady's Finger.
A tall shrubby annual, covered with rough hairs. Leaves polymorphous; the lower roundish-angled, the upper palmately 3-5-lobed, lobes oblong toothed, hairy on both surfaces; petioles long. Flowers large, axillary, yellow with crimson centre. Capsule pyramidal-oblong, 5-angled, hispid.
Paste of boiled fruits is taken with boiled rice to cure dysentery and diarrhoea. Fruits are cooked as vegetable.
Cultivated widely throughout the country.
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