Corchorus velutinus Wild

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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub up to 1m high; all parts densely greyish-yellow hairy. Leaves narrowly oblong or elliptic, 2-5 cm long, veins in 13-15 pairs,inconspicuous, lightly impressed above, slightly raised beneath; margin more or less shallowly toothed; petiole c,1 cm long; stipules 1-2 mm long. Flowers in 3-11-flowered leaf-opposed inflorescences; peduncles up to 1.5 cm long; pedicels similar; bracts like the stipules. Sepals narrowly elliptic, up to 10mm long, velvety outside. Petals narrowly oblanceolate-oblong, up to 10 mm long, yellow. Capsule cylindric, c. 3 cm long, not beaked, greyish-yellow velvety with scattered tufts of longer stellate hairs.
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Derivation of specific name: velutinus: velvety
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland on sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Save and Limpopo river valleys in southern Mozambique, southern Zimbabwe and Limpopo Province, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 114.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 90.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Corchorus velutinus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138360, retrieved 22 September 2019

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