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Corchorus olitorius L.

Synonyms

Corchorus catharticus, Corchorus decemangularis, Corchorus longicarpus, Corchorus malchairii, Corchorus quinquelocularis

Common names

Molokheya barria, Nalta jute, tossa jute

Extract from Wikipedia article

Corchorus olitorius, commonly known as Nalta jute, tossa jute, and Jew's mallow, is a shrub species in the family Malvaceae. It is the primary source of jute fibre. The leaves and young fruits are used as a vegetable, the dried leaves are used for tea and as a soup thickener, and the seeds are edible.

LinkClose up of leaves of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius), with lower serratures on each side prolonged into a filiform appendage, in a small vegetable garden on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkPlant of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) in a small vegetable garden on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 21, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkNalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) with a flower under a palm on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBack lit Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) under a palm on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkPlants of Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) growing under a palm tree on Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming Nalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) taken from Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar
LinkNalta jute (Corchorus olitorius) with a fruit taken from Ammouriya Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, October 19, 2015
Location on mapsAl Sham St, Doha, Qatar

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