Corchorus olitorius

Beard below the leaves

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    Corchorus olitorius @ Kiba Park
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    Corchorus olitorius @ Kiba Park

Basic information

Flower Name
Corchorus olitorius
Formal Name
Corchorus olitorius
Alias
nalta jute, Moroheiya
Habitat
Egypt and India
Morph
an annual grass and vegetable

Comment

What is Corchorus olitorius

Corchorus olitorius or Moroheiya (Nalta jute, mulukhiya, scientific name: Corchorus olitorius) is an annual grass that becomes a vegetable of leafy vegetables of the family Malvaceae native Egypt to India. Stem fiber is called jute and it becomes fiber raw material. Young leaves are edible. A lot of vegetable fiber contains nutritional value such as vitamin A, B, C, E, potassium, calcium, iron etc. It is effective for constipation, bad cholesterol reduction, prevention of arteriosclerosis, reduction of carcinogenesis rate, etc. Fruits are poisonous and can not be eaten.

Common name: Moroheiya (mulukhiya ← Arabic word approximated), Scientific name: Corchorus olitorius L., aka:Nalta jute, Origin: Egypt, India, Living type: Annual grass, plant height: 50 cm (harvest), usually 100 to 200 cm, single leaf, leaf shape: ellipsoid, leaves: alternate , Leaf margin: thin saw tooth, leaf color: green, flower color: thick yellow, leaf margin: saw tooth, inflorescence form: single vertex in leaf axil or discrete inflorescence, flowering period: August to October, flower diameter: 2 cm, petal number : Fruit type: long cylinder shape, fruit length: 2.5 to 7.5 cm, fruit color: ash, 5: number of stamens: 5, number of pinch: 1, vegetable season: June to September, fruit type: Blue.

Detailed information

Order
Malvales
Family
Malvaceae
Genus
Corchorus
Species
C. olitorius
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
5petals
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Serrated
Flowering place
field
Color
Yellow
Season
AugSepOct
Height
100 ~ 200 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 2

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