Corchorus brachycarpus Guill. & Perr.
Corchorus fascicularis is a semi-woody, erect or prostrate annual plant that sometimes lives for more than one year. It grows up to 60cm tall[
The edible leaves are gathered from the wild for local consumption. The plant also yields a fibre that is used locally.
Widespread through tropical Africa, avoiding the wetter regions; Arabian Peninsula, India, northern Australia.
Thorn scrub; cultivated (maize) fields; dried-out riverside depression; between plain and riverine thicket; clayey or sandy-clayey depression, flooded or not; in shade; sand; at elevations from 20 - 1,800 metres[
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Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
A fibre obtained from the stems has been used for making ropes[
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