Corchorus olitorius

Corchorus olitorius

(Jute)

FAMILY

Sparmanniaceae / Tiliaceae / Malvaceae

Species

Corchorus olitorus

Common name

Jute

Flower colour; life form

Flowers yellow; subshrub to 1.5 m tall

Distinguishing features

Stems erect to 2 m tall. Leaves alternate, 3-veined at base, margins serrate. Flowers in clusters of 1-3, petals 5 yellow, 6-7 mm long. Fruit a capsule 3-8 cm long, 5-6 valves, 10-12 ribs. Leaves can be eaten.

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