African Plant Database

Corchorus schimperi Cufod.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Bull. Jard. Bot. État xxviii. Suppl., 516 (1958)
Information on the genus : Corchorus
Basionym : Corchorus muricatus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Statuts nomenclatural : new name
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Corchorus muricatus Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1847)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-prostrate annual herb with main stem to 15 cm tall; branches tending to be decumbent or ascending, to 30 cm long. – An inconspicuous plant.
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Ecology : Acacia bushland on rocky granitic slopes; weed in crops on black cotton soil; edge of seasonal swamp or vlei; limestone; silty calcareous loam or stony clay; alluvium; bare black or gravelly soil; dark clay and sand; (600-)1800-2200(-2600) m alt.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual -Herb - Ht up to 0.15 m. Alt: 198 - 1405 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, KN, LP, NC, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 21[1]: 37 (1984).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°121596 modified 2007-01-10
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