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Corchorus olitorius

Tiliaceae (phalsa family) » Corchorus olitorius

 

KOR-koh-rus -- derivation is obscure

oli-TOR-ee-us -- from Latin (h)olitorius

 

commonly known as: bristly-leaved Jew's mallow, nalta jute, tossa jute • Assamese: মৰা শাক mara shaak, তিতা মৰা tita mara • Bengali: মিঠা পাট meetha pat • Gujarati: છુઙ્છો chhunchho, ચુઙ્ચિયો chunchio • Hindi: मिठा पाट mitha paat, पाट paat, पाट साग pat-sag, पटसन patsan, पट्ट patta, तोश पाट tosha paat • Kannada: ಚುಂಚಳಿ ಗಿಡ chunchali gida • Konkani: बनपट banpat • Manipuri: limon • Marathi: मोठी चुंच mothi chunch • Nepalese: पाट् pat • Oriya: kaunria • Sanskrit: महाचञ्चु mahachanchu, पट्टशाकः pattashaakah • Tamil: காட்டுத்துத்தி kattuttuti, பெரும்பிண்ணாக்குக்கீரை perumpinnakkukkirai • Telugu: పేరంటాలికూర perantalikura

 

Native of: India, Pakistan, perhaps native elsewhere in tropical Asia; naturalized in tropics

  

References: Flowers of IndiaeFloraNPGS / GRINPIERENVIS - FRLHTDDSA

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Taken on September 29, 2007