Corchorus olitorius L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Corchorus decemangularis Roxb.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corchorus olitorius L.
  • Common name : Tossa Jute, Jew's Mallow, Nalta Jute
  • Vernacular name : Kosth, Koshta, San-pat (Hindi); Sanal (Tamil); Parintakura (Telugu);
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Weed of cultivated fields
  • Comments / notes : On plains up to 900m. A gregarious plant in waste places and road sides.
  • Key identification features : Capsule cylindric and elongate
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Prakasam district
    • Kerala : Kottayam district, Alappuzha district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : All districts of Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : Tropics
  • 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; 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; 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 olitorius. Downloaded on 14 November 2019.

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