Corchorus capsularis

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Corchorus capsularis


Taxonavigation: Malvales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Malvales

Familia: Malvaceae
Subfamilia: Grewioideae
Tribus: Apeibeae
Genus: Corchorus
Species: Corchorus capsularis


Corchorus capsularis L., 1753


  • Homotypic
    • Corchorus cordifolius Salisb. in Prodr. Stirp. Chap. Allerton: 366 (1796), nom. superfl.
  • Heterotypic
    • Corchorus marua Buch.-Ham. in N.Wallich, Numer. List: n.° 6311 (1832), nom. nud.
    • Rhizanota cannabina Lour. ex Gomes Mach. in Mem. Acad. Real Sci. Lisboa, 2 Cl. Sci. Moraes, n.s., 4(1): 29 (1868)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-temperate
    • Regional:Indian subcontinent
      • Assam, Bangladesh, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
    • Regional:China
      • China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Taiwan
  • Continental: Asia-tropical
    • Regional:Southeastern Asia
      • Laccadive Is., Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Thailand
    • Introduced into:
      • Andaman Is., Brazil Southeast, Cambodia, Cayman Is., Cuba, Gulf of Guinea Is., Korea, Malaya, Mauritius, Northern Territory, Panamá, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Windward Is.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Mao, A.A. & Dash, S.S. (2020). Flowering Plants of India an Annotated Checklist (Dicotyledons) 1: 1-970. Botanical Survey of India.


Vernacular names[edit]

English: White Jute
suomi: Kuitujuutti
日本語: ツナソ , コウマ
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