Corchorus fascicularis Lam.

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Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Jen Guyton
Road no3 before Junction no4, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road no3 before Junction no4, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road no3 before Junction no4, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road 4 East of junction with rd 2, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road 4 East of junction with rd 2, Gorongosa National Park

Corchorus fascicularis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road 4 East of junction with rd 2, Gorongosa National Park

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Status: Native
Description:
Annual herb with prostrate or ascending stems up to c. 60 cm long; branches hairless or with a line of scattered setulose hairs on one side only. Leaves narrowly lanceolate-oblong, up to 6 cm long, basal setae absent, mostly hairless; margin crenate-serrate; petiole c. 7 mm long, pubescent; stipules setaceous, c. 5 mm long. Inflorescences of 2–5-flowered clusters, opposite or sub-opposite the upper leaf axils; pedicels 0·1 mm long, pubescent; bracts setaceous, c. 5 mm long. Petals yellow, slightly longer than the sepals. Stamens 5–10. Capsule on an erect fruiting pedicel, more or less cylindric, c. 1–1·5 cm long, with a short beak c. 1 mm. long, quite densely hairy, many-seeded.
Type location:
India
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fascicularis: fascicled or clustered, referring to the flowers and fruit.
Habitat: In damp places.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa. Also in India and Australia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Content last updated: Friday 22 June 2018
Literature:

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 80.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 74.

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 85.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Corchorus fascicularis
African Plant Database: Corchorus fascicularis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Corchorus fascicularis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Corchorus fascicularis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Corchorus fascicularis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Corchorus fascicularis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Corchorus fascicularis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Corchorus fascicularis
Tropicos: Corchorus fascicularis


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Corchorus fascicularis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=138280, retrieved 21 September 2018

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