Corchorus trilocularis

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

  • Botanical Name : Corchorus trilocularis L.
  • Synonyms : Corchorus triflorus Bojer
  • Common Name : Wild Jute, Kadu Choonch, Kadavi Choonch, Lambi Choonch
  • Plant Family : Tiliaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Ayurvedic Udyan

About Corchorus trilocularis Plant :

  • Habit : An annual herb with more or less hairy stems and branches.
  • Leaves : Elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, acute or obtuse, serrate (the lower serratures often destitute of filiform appendages), somewhat rough below, base rounded or cuneate; petiolate, petioles pilose, stipules lanceolate-subulate.
  • Inflorescence : Short cymes.
  • Flower :
    • Buds ovoid or obovoidapiculate; bracts lanceolate-subulate; peduncles very short, leaf opposed, hairy; pedicels very short, pubescent.
    • Sepals long, linear-oblong, acuminate.
    • Petals oblong, slightly longer than the sepals.
  • Fruits :
    • Capsules with a short erect beak, hairy when young with stiff stellate hairs, scabrous when old, 3-4 angled, 3-4 valved; valves with transverse partitions between the seeds.
    • Seeds trigonous, black.
  • Flowering and Fruiting Time : September