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Encyclopedia > Corchorus olitorius
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Corchorus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Corchorus
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About 40-100 species, including:
Corchorus aestuans
Corchorus capsularis
Corchorus carnarvonensis
Corchorus cunninghamii
Corchorus junodi
Corchorus olitorius
Corchorus sidoides
Corchorus tridens
Corchorus walcottii

Corchorus is a genus of about 40-100 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. Different common names are used in different contexts, with Jute applying to the fibre produced from the plant, and Melokhia (alternatively spelled Molokhiya, Molohiya, Mulukhiyah, Molehiya or Molocheiya; Arabic: ملوخية) applied to the leaves used as a vegetable. Other names include Bush Okra, Nalta jute, Jute Mallow, and Jew's Mallow. Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... Divisions Land plants (embryophytes) Non-vascular plants (bryophytes) Marchantiophyta - liverworts Anthocerotophyta - hornworts Bryophyta - mosses Vascular plants (tracheophytes) Lycopodiophyta - clubmosses Equisetophyta - horsetails Pteridophyta - true ferns Psilotophyta - whisk ferns Ophioglossophyta - adderstongues Seed plants (spermatophytes) †Pteridospermatophyta - seed ferns Pinophyta - conifers Cycadophyta - cycads Ginkgophyta - ginkgo Gnetophyta - gnetae Magnoliophyta - flowering plants Adiantum pedatum (a fern... Classes Magnoliopsida- Dicots Liliopsida- Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Orders see text Dicotyledons or dicots are flowering plants whose seed contains two embryonic leaves or cotyledons. ... Families Malvaceae (mallows,...) Dipterocarpaceae Sarcolaenaceae Cistaceae Muntingiaceae Bixaceae Diegodendraceae Cochlospermaceae Sphaerosepalaceae Thymelaeaceae Neuradaceae The Malvales are an order of flowering plants, mostly comprised of shrubs and trees. ... Genera Abelmoschus - Okra Abutilon - Abutilon Adansonia – Baobab Alcea - Hollyhock Althaea - Marsh mallow Bombax – Silk-cotton tree Brachychiton – Bottletree Callirhoe - Poppy mallow Ceiba – Kapok Chiranthodendron – Mexican Hand Tree Cola - Kola nut Corchorus - Jute Durio – Durian Fremontodendron – Flannelbush Gaya – Gaya Gossypium - Cotton plant Hibiscus - Hibiscus Hoheria – Lacebark Kosteletzkya - Saltmarsh mallow Lavatera - Tree... Carolus Linnaeus Carl Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as (help· info), and in English usually under the Latinized name Carolus Linnaeus (May 23, 1707 – January 10, 1778), the name with which his publications were signed, was a Swedish botanist and physician who laid the foundations for the modern scheme... In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ... Classes Magnoliopsida- Dicots Liliopsida- Monocots The flowering plants (also called angiosperms) are a major group of land plants. ... Genera Abelmoschus - Okra Abutilon - Abutilon Adansonia – Baobab Alcea - Hollyhock Althaea - Marsh mallow Bombax – Silk-cotton tree Brachychiton – Bottletree Callirhoe - Poppy mallow Ceiba – Kapok Chiranthodendron – Mexican Hand Tree Cola - Kola nut Corchorus - Jute Durio – Durian Fremontodendron – Flannelbush Gaya – Gaya Gossypium - Cotton plant Hibiscus - Hibiscus Hoheria – Lacebark Kosteletzkya - Saltmarsh mallow Lavatera - Tree... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the meaning of fiber in nutrition, see dietary fiber. ... Arabic (; , less formally, ) is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ... Vegetables in a market Vegie garden Venn diagram representing the relationship between fruits and vegetables For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ...


They are tall, usually annual herbs, reaching a height of 2-4 m, unbranched or with only a few side branches. The leaves are alternate, simple, lanceolate, 5-15 cm long, with an acuminate tip and a finely serrated or lobed margin. The flowers are small (2-3 cm diameter) and yellow, with five petals; the fruit is a many-seeded capsule. A herb (pronounced hurb in Commonwealth English and urb in American English) is a plant grown for culinary, medicinal, or in some cases even spiritual value. ... In botany, a leaf is an above-ground plant organ specialized for photosynthesis. ... Clivia miniata bears bright orange flowers. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of fruits. ...


Uses

The plants of Corchorus genus satisfy the world with great amounts of fiber needs. The fibers from these plants are the most widely cultivated vegetable fiber after cotton. Thus it gives fibers that are the second most important fiber in the world in terms of production and uses. Fiber (American English) or fibre (Commonwealth English) is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. ... Fiber (American English) or fibre (Commonwealth English) is a class of materials that are continuous filaments or are in discrete elongated pieces, similar to lengths of thread. ... Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are used to make paper or cloth. ...


See Jute for details about the fiber crop production. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Young Melokhia leaves are used as a green leaf vegetable, used (mainly Corchorus olitorius) in southern Asia, Egypt and Cyprus and also (mainly Corchorus capsularis) in Japan and China. It has a mucilaginous (somewhat "slimy") texture when blanched briefly. The seeds are also used as flavouring, and an herbal tea is made from the dried leaves. Melokhia is eaten widely in Egypt. It may have been brought to Lebanon, Palestine (Palestinian cuisine), Syria and Jordan, where it is typically made into a stew served over white rice and boiled chicken. Chinese cabbage Swiss chard Leaf vegetables, also called greens or leafy greens, are plant leaves eaten as a vegetable, sometimes accompanied by tender petioles and shoots. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Mucilage is a thick gluey substance, often produced by plants. ... Herbal tea An herbal tea, tisane, or ptisan is an herbal infusion not made from the leaves of the tea bush (Camellia sinensis). ...


External links

  • Malvaceae.info page on Corchorus
  • Molokheya: An Egyptian National dish contains culinary and historical information.

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Corchorus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (430 words)
Corchorus is a genus of about 40-100 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world.
The flowers are small (2-3 cm diameter) and yellow, with five petals; the fruit is a many-seeded capsule.
Young Melokhia leaves are used as a green leaf vegetable, used (mainly Corchorus olitorius) in southern Asia, Egypt and Cyprus and also (mainly Corchorus capsularis) in Japan and China.
The Corchorus Pages: Contents and Overview (259 words)
Corchorus is a genus within the family Malvaceae.
Corchorus is a genus of the subfamily Grewioideae and tribe Grewieae of the family Malvaceae (previously Tiliaceae).
The six species of Pseudocorchorus, all from Madagascar, may well be nested within Corchorus, and may be reclassified in Corchorus in a subsequent revison of the genus.
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