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Caribbeangrower

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Tropical Spinach ID??
« on: September 04, 2020, 11:33:09 AM »







Can someone ID this tree spinach? Would like to know the species ID. Thank you. In my country, they call it Indonesian spinach. IDK if that helps.

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2020, 07:54:56 AM »
It may be a form of chaya. The other possibility is abelmoschus
Manihot.

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2020, 12:22:10 PM »
Thanks for your help. Itís abelmoschus manihot. See website for reference. The leaves are delicious.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/tropicalselfsufficiency.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/edible-hibiscus-abelmoschus-manihot/amp/

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 10:41:35 PM »
There are several leaf forms and color variations of the abelmoschus, even a variegated type. I spent the '80's at Estate Northside, Fredericksted near Butler's Bay.

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2020, 05:56:30 PM »
I believe it is the Auntie Lilli variety of bele (abelmoschus manihot)
https://wellspringgardens.com/search?q=bele

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 07:36:51 AM »
Looks like Ibeka

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Re: Tropical Spinach ID??
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2020, 08:44:03 PM »
I like the name Ibeka, cute and easy:) Here are different leaf varieties pineislander mentioned, they all look so beautiful: https://greenharvest.com.au/Plants/SummerLeafyGreens.html

 

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