Vodka, Fez, Angora, &c

pskuhlman at JUNO.COM pskuhlman at JUNO.COM
Fri Jan 25 21:04:54 UTC 2002

"Hibiscus esculentus" is the old scientific name for okra.  (The current
name is "Abelmoschus esculentus" according to Hortus III.)  The specific
epithet "esculentus" means edible.

Patricia Kuhlman
Brooklyn, NY
pskuhlman at

On Fri, 25 Jan 2002 11:10:59 -0500 sagehen <sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM>
> >From Barry Popik's 25 Jan 2002 02:27:06 EST post:
> " and _Hibiscus efculentus_, or _"
> Another case where ("S" or "F"?--ed.) might well have been
> inserted.
> A. Murie

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