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  Corchorus urticifolius
 
  Family: TILIACEAE
  Citation:  Corchorus urticifolius Wight & Arn., Prodr. 73. 1834; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 397. 1874; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 122(87). 1915; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 93. 1990; P. Daniel & M. Chandra. in B.D. Sharma & Sanjappa, Fl. India 3: 489. 1993; P. Daniel in P. Daniel, Fl. Kerala 1: 483. 2005.
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  Description: Annual herbs, erect, to 1 m high, pubescent. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse or truncate at base, serrate at margin with basal most serrations not extending into filiform processes, acute at apex, 4.5-8 x 1.7-4.5 cm, thinly pilose; petioles 0.8-2 cm long, hairy; stipules linear, ca 5 mm long, hairy. Flowers in 2-4 flowered leaf-opposed cymes; bracts subulate, ca 2 mm long. Sepals oblong, acuminate, ca 4 mm long, hairy outside. Petals ovate-spatulate, obtuse, ca 3 mm long, yellow. Stamens ca 15. Ovary 3-loculed. Capsules falcate, 3-angled, 2-3.5 cm long, strigose, 3-loculed; locules septate between seeds; beak entire, short; seeds 3-gonous, ca 1.5 mm long.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: Throughout the year
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Weed in the plains
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and East Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Attapady block-Mukkali
   
 
   
 
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