Corchorus tridens L.

 
  • Family : TILIACEAE
    (LINDEN or JUTE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Malvaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Corchorus burmanni DC.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Corchorus tridens L.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Common. Also a weed of cultivation.
  • Key identification features : Woody herb
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Guntur district
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Mysuru district, Tumakuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Maharashtra : Aurangabad district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nashik district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Namakkal district, Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district), Coimbatore district, Kanyakumari district, Ramanathapuram district, Thanjavur district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tirunelveli district, Salem district
  • Native : Tropics
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; 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; Cecil J. Saldanha, S. R. Ramesh (1984). Flora of Karnatka State vol. 1. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi; Ramaswamy & Razi, 1973 - Flora of Bangalore district, Karnataka state; Seetharam et al., 2000 - Gulbarga; Rao & Razi, 1981 - Mysore; Bhaskar & Kushalappa, 2013- Flora of Tumkur District; 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 tridens. Downloaded on 18 November 2019.

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