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 for North Africa :
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Map
carte afrique num 148766
 
Record n°148766 modified 2009-06-23
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