Corchorus aestuans (syn. C. acutangulus)

Corchorus aestuans (syn. C. acutangulus)

(Jute)

FAMILY

Sparrmaniaceae / Tiliaceae / Malvaceae

Species

Corchorus aestuans (syn C. acutangulus)

Common name

Jute

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; shrub, subshrub to 50 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, 3-veined at base, margins serrate. Flowers in clusters of 1-3, leaf-opposed; petals 5 yellow, 2-3 mm long; capsules angular to 2 cm long.

Scan of Conchorus aestuans