Musk okra habitat
Musk Mallow is an annual or biennial, erect shrub, growing to 1–2 m tall from a taproot (Widodo 2016, Rojas-Sandoval 2018). Flowering is prolific with flowers opening in the morning and lasting for just one day (Rojas-Sandoval 2018). The seeds are black-brown and have a musky odour (Wu et al. 2007). The species occurs in a wide variety of habitats including seasonal rainforests, woodlands, grasslands, scrublands on slopes, swamps and wetlands. It also grows in open and disturbed areas such as agricultural areas, roadsides, gardens and urban areas (Wu et al. 2007, Rojas-Sandoval 2018).