Fruit pod of Lady's fingers plant or okra

Fruit pod of Lady's fingers plant or okra

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Caption: Transverse section of the fruit of the Lady's fingers or okra plant, Abelmoschus esculentus. Okra is native to tropical Africa, but has spread widely throughout the tropics. It is a coarse annual plant with large veiny leaves and showy axillary flowers. It bears slender 5-ribbed pods (seen here), which are eaten as a vegetable or used in soups & salads. Ripe okra seed contains about 20% of an edible oil. Mucilage from the stem & roots is used for clarifying sugarcane juice in gur manufacture (unrefined sweet sugar) in India & for sizing paper in China. A low quality fibre is also obtained from the stem.

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Keywords: abelmoschus esculentus, botany, fruit, hibiscus esculentus, lady's fingers, nature, okra, part, parts, plant, plants, reproduction, reproductive, structure

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