African Plant Database


Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Family (APGIII) : MALVACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 529 (1753)
Information on the genus : Corchorus
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (weed)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Corchorus olitorius L. var. olitorius
 
Taxon infra-specific
Corchorus olitorius L. var. olitorius
Corchorus olitorius var. incisifolius Asch. & Schweinf.
Corchorus olitorius var. malchairii (De Wild.) R. Wilczek
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or prostrate annual herb 0,6-2 m tall, often woody at base; young branches ±angular or sulcate.
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Ecology : Weed of cultivation; savanna; depressions; grassland on black cotton soil; riverine forest; riverbeds; gravel, clay or sand, laterite; calcareous ?vertisols?; silty sand, sandy loam; 3-1800 m alt. also eaten as vegetable.

Bibliography other :
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 529 (1753).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Mém. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afrique N. 3: 152 (1933).
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 630 (1963).
  • Fl. Libya 19: 6 (1977).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 506 (1979).
  • Fl. Sahara (ed. 2) : 560 (1983).
  • Fl. Mauritanie 1: 339 (1991).
  • Boissiera 55: 97 (1998).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 88 (2000).
  • Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 287 (2005)
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Germplasm Resources Information Network
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 148766
 
Record n°148766 modified 2009-06-23
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