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Corchorus urticifolius Wight & Arn. (Myanmar [Burma], India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala), Sri Lanka, peninsular Malaysia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania as per CoL)      


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Daniel & Chandrabose (1993) have mentioned following species of Corchorus in India:
  1. Corchorus aestuans L.
  2. C. capsularis L.
  3. C. depressus (L.) Vicary
  4. C. fascicularis Lam.
  5. C. olitorius L.
  6. C. tridens L.
  7. C. trilocularis L.
  8. C. urticifolius Wight & Arn.

In addition to these species following are also known in India:

      9. C. deccanensis H.B.Singh & M.V. Viswan. (Excluded by Daniel & Chandrabose (1993) in lack of specimens but a valid species as per The Plant List 2013).

      10. C. pseudo-olitorius Islam & Zaid (based on Mahapatra et al. 2003)
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References:
Daniel, P.  & Chandrabose, M. 1993. Tiliaceae. In: Sharma, B.D., Sanjappa M. and Balakrishnan, N.P. (Eds.) Flora of India vol-3 Portulacaceae- Ixonanthaceae. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. pp. 477-524.
 
Mahaptra, A.K., Nizar, A.M., Saha, D., Saha, A. & Gupta, D. 2003. Corchorus pseudo- olitorius Islam & Zaid – a new addition to Indian Flora. Curr. Sci. 84 (8): 984-985. 

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BSI Flora of India with details & keys (Volume 3- 1993) (Distribution):

Corchorus aestuans L. (India: Common throughout, in moist situations) 
Corchorus capsularis L. (India: Throughout)
Corchorus deccanensis H.B. Singh & Viswanathan (In the absence of a specimen this species is excluded)
Corchorus depressus (L.) Vicary (India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu; W. Asia, Pakistan and Tropical Africa)
Corchorus fascicularis Lam. (India: Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Sri Lanka, Africa and Australia)
Corchorus olitorius L. (India: Throughout. Often found in moist situations; PantropicaI)
Corchorus tridens L. (Almost throughout the year; Pantropical)
Corchorus trilocularis L. (India: Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; Paleotropics)
Corchorus urticifolius Wight & Arn. (India: Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala; Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malay Peninsula and E. Africa)

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Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Corchorus aestuans L. Herb Moist Localities Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts
Corchorus capsularis L. Herb Weed Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Kanchee puram,
Thiruvallur, Tiruchchira ppalli
Corchorus fascicularis Lam. Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
All
districts
 
Corchorus olitorius L. Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Corchorus tridens L. Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Matthew, 1983
All
districts
 
Corchorus trilocularis L. Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
 
Corchorus urticifolius Wight & Arn. Herb Plains Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983; Gamble, 1957; Matthew, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dharmapuri, Kanchee puram,  Nilgiri,
Salem, Thiruvallur,  Tiruchchira ppalli,
Tiruvanna malai
 

Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Corchorus aestuans Corchorus acutangulus Tiliaceae East Indian Mallow
Corchorus capsularis Tiliaceae White Jute
Corchorus olitorius Tiliaceae Nalta Jute
Corchorus trilocularis Corchorus fruticulosus, Corchorus triflorus Tiliaceae Wild Jute

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Corchorus pseudo-olitorius Islam and Zaid – A new addition to Indian flora– CURRENT SCIENCE, VOL. 84, NO. 8, 25 APRIL 2003- A. K. MAHAPATRA,† M. ABDUL IZAR, DIPANKAR SAHA, A. SAHA & D. GUPTA


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Vegetables edited by G. J. H. Grubben (2004)- Great details-
Corchorus olitorius

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Fibres By Brink, M. & Achigan-Dako, E.G. (2012)- Great details-

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Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys

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Indian Medicinal Plants: An Illustrated Dictionary edited by C.P. Khare (2007)- Details-
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Corchorus ‎(Malvaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Corchorus (Pl. click this link in blue colour to see the details).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have added list of Indian species based on flora of India and other references.


Further updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Corchorus 


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Pl. go through Corchorus page with images of species (mostly done by Bhagyashri ji) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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Pl. go through Corchorus (‎‎‎Malvaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.
If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, or can identify unidentified images, it will be really nice.


 

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