Corchorus depressus

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Corchorus depressus (L.) Stocks
  • Synonyms : Antichorus depressus L., Corchorus antichorus Raeusch.
  • Common Name : Bahuphali, Mudhiri
  • Plant Family : Tiliaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Corchorus depressus Plant :

  • Habit : A perennial prostrate herb, much-branched from the base with twisted branches, imbricate, woody.
  • Leaves : Roundish, usually wrinkled, glabrous, irregularly crenate-serrate, the serratures not appendaged, base rounded or cuneate, petioles very slender, stipules subulate.
  • Inflorescence : Cymose
  • Flower :
    • Numerous flowers in leaf opposed cymes, buds obovoid, apiculate, bracts lanceolate-subulate; peduncles and pedicels very short.
    • Sepals linear-oblong, apiculate.
    • Petals longer than the sepals, oblong-obovate.
  • Fruits :
    • Capsules cylindric, beaked, glabrous, often curved upwards, 4-valved, valves scarcely if at all, septate between the seeds.
    • Seeds trigonous, black.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September - October