Amberettes: An actual plant?

John R. Porter porter at SHRSYS.HSLC.ORG
Fri May 17 21:11:29 EST 1996

The Plant Book (D.J. Mabberley, 1989) lists "ambrette seed" as 
Abelmoschus moschatus, a medicinal in the Malvaceae (hollyhocks, 
Hibiscus, mallows and the like) grown for its "musky" seed.  Another 
species in this genus is A. esculentus (okra).

On Fri, 17 May 1996, Michael A. Keenan wrote:

>   I hope this post isn't in the wrong place. Sorry if anyone gets 
> offended :) .
> I am looking for a plant. It is called Amberette (sp.?) I have only seen 
> the seed ( Dark brown, about the size and shape of morning glory seeds).
> I would like to know if there are any other names for this plant. When I 
> say 'Amberette' to someone all I get in return are blank expresions. This 
> leads me to believe there may be a more well known name for it.
> I do not know the scientific name for it.
> Thanks for any help you can give me.
> Michael A. Keenan
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