If you would like to support this site, please consider Donating.
Useful Tropical Plants

Corchorus pseudocapsularis

Schweinf.

Malvaceae

+ Synonyms

Corchorus echinatus Hochst. ex Garcke

Corchorus hochstetteri Milne-Redh.

Common Name:

No Image.

General Information

Corchorus pseudocapsularis is a much-branched annual growing up to 1 metre tall.
The edible leaves are gathered from the wild for local consumption.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

610
Title
Flora of Tropical East Africa
Publication
 
Author
Beentje H.J.
Website
http://plants.jstor.org/search?st=396814
Publisher
Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew.
Year
2002
ISBN
 
Description
Available on-line, a modern flora of East Africa.

Range

East tropical Africa - Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique.

Habitat

Mopane woodland; clearing in Brachystegia woodland; river banks; mixed woodland and thicket; weed of cultivation; bushland and grassland on seasonally water-logged black cotton soil; at elevations from 800 - 1,650 metres[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitAnnual
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
398
Title
Edible Wild Plants of Tanzania
Publication
 
Author
Ruffo, C.K.: Birnie, A. & Tengnas, B.
Publisher
Regional Land Management Unit; Nairobi.
Year
2002
ISBN
9966-896-60-0
Description
A very well presented, simple guide to growing and utilizing wild food plants in Tanzania, with line drawings of each plant, a description, habitat and range, non-food as well as food uses, plus basic information on growing the plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cite as: Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. tropical.theferns.info. 2019-08-25. <tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Corchorus+pseudocapsularis>

Add a Comment:

If you have any useful information about this plant, please leave a comment. Comments have to be approved before they are shown here.