African Plant Database

Corchorus trilocularis L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Protologue : Mant. Pl. 77 (1767); Syst. Nat., ed. 12 2: 369 (1767)
Information on the genus : Corchorus
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Corchorus gracilis R. Br. (1814)
=Corchorus somalicus Gand. (1922)
=*Corchorus quadrangularis J. A. Schmidt (1852) (1849), non (1831).
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or perennial) herb to ±1(-1,5) m tall, herbaceous or woody, erect and branching or sometimes with decumbent branches if the main stem is cut down or browsed.
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Ecology : woodland and bushland; Acacia drepanolobium grassland, alluvial plains, riverbeds, coastal sand dunes, roadsides, etc.; weed of cultivation and wet sites; on many types of soil; 0-2050 m alt. Namibia, S. Africa; Madagascar; Egypt; Asia; pantropical.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: biennial -Herb - Ht 0.3 - 1.06 m. Alt: 5 - 1371 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, EC, GA, KN, LP, MP, NW, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Syst. Nat., ed. 12 2: 369 (1767).
  • Maire R. (1933). Mission du Hoggar II, Etudes sur la Flore et la végétation du Sahara central. Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 3: 152 
  • MAIRE, R. (1933). Mission du Hoggar II. Études sur la Flore et la Végétation du Sahara central. Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 3: 272 p., 36 pl., 2 cartes.
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 630 (1963).
  • OZENDA, P. (1983). Flore et végétation du Sahara. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
  • BARRY J. P. & J. C. CELLES (1991). Flore de Mauritanie. Institut supérieur scientifique de Nouakchott - Université de Nice.
  • LEBRUN, J. P. (1998). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires de la Mauritanie et du Sahara occidental. Boissiera 55: 97
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 89 (2000).

Bibliography other :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:281 (2012)
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Record n°121600 modified 2009-06-23
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