Corchorus trilocularis L.

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Corchorus trilocularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Corchorus trilocularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Corchorus trilocularis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

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Status: Native
Description:
Branched annual herb, up to 1 m tall, usually erect, branches sometimes decumbent after damage from browsing. Young branches purplish, sparsely hairy. Leaves oblong to lanceolate, up to 12 × 3.5 cm, hairless or hairy, particularly on the veins; margins crenate-serrate with a long bristle on the 2 lowermost teeth. Flowers in 1-3 flowered leaf-opposed clusters; sepals narrowly lanceolate, as long as the petals. Fruit a slender more or less erect, cylindric, many-seeded capsule, straight or slightly curved, up to 7 cm long, 3-4-angled with a rough surface.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: trilocularis: with 3 loculi (chambers in the ovary).
Habitat: Mainly in disturbed areas and as a weed of cultivation.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa and Asia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 May 2008
Literature:

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


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Flora of Botswana: Corchorus trilocularis
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African Plant Database: Corchorus trilocularis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Corchorus trilocularis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Corchorus trilocularis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Corchorus trilocularis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Corchorus trilocularis
Ispot Southern Africa : Corchorus trilocularis
JSTOR Plant Science: Corchorus trilocularis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corchorus trilocularis
Tropicos: Corchorus trilocularis
West African Plants database: Corchorus trilocularis


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 trilocularis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138350, retrieved 25 May 2016

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