Corchorus aestuans L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Corchorus acutangulus Lam.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corchorus aestuans L.
  • Vernacular name : Chunchu (Kannada); Bana-nalita, Buda nalita (Oria)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded deciduous forests, also in the wasteland
  • Comments / notes : Gregariuous herb of arable lands, fallow fields and on plains to 1400m. A weed of cultivated land
  • Flower, Fruit : May-December
  • Collector(s) Name : Arun Singh R, Raja K.Swamy & K.Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 19/11/2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-E-102
  • Collection Locality : Palamner forest range, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Kolar district, Chamarajanagar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; J.L.Ellis, 1987- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Corchorus aestuans. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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