Corchorus schimperi Cufod.

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Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus schimperi

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lion House, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Corchorus muricatus sensu auct.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with branches more or less erect when young but soon becoming prostrate. Branches with a line of curled hairs on one side. Leaves lanceolate to oblong, up to 5 × 1.5 cm, sparsely hairy, mainly on the margins and the veins below; margins crenate-serrate. Flowers in 1-3 flowered axillary clusters, yellow, c. 1 cm in diameter; sepals linear, pointed, as long as the petals. Fruit a 3-angled cylindric capsule, often curved, up to 2.5 cm long, the angles with small sharp teeth.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schimperi: named after Wilhelm Schimper, explorer and collector, particularly in Ethiopia.
Habitat: Mainly in disturbed and cultivated areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 15 January 2008
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 83 - 87. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corchorus schimperi
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West African Plants database: Corchorus schimperi


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: Species information: Corchorus schimperi.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138330, retrieved 7 December 2016

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