4953.000 Corchorus L.

Description of the genus

Herbs or small shrubs, sometimes with annual stems from a woody rootstock, with simple or stellate hairs. Stipules lateral, usually setaceous or subacute. Leaves alternate, usually with a long bristle on either side near the base. Flowers in bracteate pedunculate cymes, ± opposite the leaves. Sepals 4-5, usually narrow. Petals yellow. Stamens 7 to many. Ovary 2-5-locular. Fruit (in ours) a cylindric, rarely narrowly ovoid (kirkii), capsule, loculicidally 2-5-valved.

Worldwide: 100 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Corchorus asplenifolius

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aestuans L.N,EDescription, Image
asplenifolius Burch.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
confusus WildW,C,E,S
fascicularis Lam.NImage
kirkii N.E. Br.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
longipedunculatus Mast.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
olitorius L.N,W,E,SDescription, Image
pseudocapsularis Schweinf.N
schimperi Cufod.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
tridens L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
trilocularis L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
velutinus WildS

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Flora of Botswana: Corchorus
Flora of Caprivi: Corchorus
Flora of Malawi: Corchorus
Flora of Mozambique: Corchorus
Flora of Zambia: Corchorus

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Corchorus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Corchorus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Corchorus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Corchorus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corchorus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Corchorus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=931, retrieved 29 July 2016

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