Corchorus capsularis L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corchorus capsularis L.
  • Common name : Jute, White Jute
  • Vernacular name : Pat, Tita pat, Narcha (Hindi); Senabu (Kannada); Jhutto (Oria); Nadika (Sanskrit); Chanachedi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Degraded deciduous forests, along water courses
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its fibre (Jute) in most tropical countries.
  • Key identification features : Fruit dipressed globose
  • Flower, Fruit : May-November
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kasaragod district, Kannur district, Kozhikode district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Maharashtra : Nagpur district, Common near wet places
    • Odisha : Bolangir district, Bargarh district and also cultivated
    • Tamil Nadu : Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Tiruchirapalli district
  • Native : Tropics
  • World Distribution : Tropical Countries
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; N.P. Sing & S. Karthikeyan 2000. Flora of Maharastra vol 1. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • 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 capsularis. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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