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Corchorus olitorius
(jute)

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Corchorus olitorius (jute)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Corchorus olitorius
  • Preferred Common Name
  • jute
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Erosion control or dune stabilization
  • Fibre
  • Miscellaneous fuels
  • Traditional/folklore
  • Vegetable

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Pictures

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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Part of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit.
TitleHerbarium specimen
CaptionPart of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit.
CopyrightGwen E. Gage/School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin
Part of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit.
Herbarium specimenPart of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit.Gwen E. Gage/School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin
Part of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Fl - flower; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit; Sds - seeds (not to scale).
TitleLine drawing
CaptionPart of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Fl - flower; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit; Sds - seeds (not to scale).
CopyrightGwen E. Gage/School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin
Part of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Fl - flower; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit; Sds - seeds (not to scale).
Line drawingPart of a Corchorus olitorius plant, showing characteristic features: Flb - flowerbud; St - stipule; Fl - flower; Se - serrature; Fr - fruit; Sds - seeds (not to scale).Gwen E. Gage/School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Corchorus olitorius L.

Preferred Common Name

  • jute

Other Scientific Names

  • Corchorus catharticus Blanco
  • Corchorus decemangularis Roxb.
  • Corchorus lanceolatus Don
  • Corchorus longicarpus Don
  • Corchorus pseudo-olitorius Chatterjee
  • Corchorus quinquelocularis Moench

International Common Names

  • English: nalta jute; red jute
  • Spanish: yute; yute de fruto alargado
  • French: corète potagère; corette; jute
  • Arabic: al-juta
  • Chinese: huang ma
  • Portuguese: juta

Local Common Names

  • Bangladesh: pat
  • Germany: Jute; Langkapsel- Jute; Nalta- Jute
  • India: pat
  • Italy: corcoro; corcoro ortense; corcoro siliquoso
  • Japan: nagamitsunaso; Taiwantsunaso
  • Pakistan: patsan
  • Sierra Leone: krin-krin
  • USA: jute
  • West Africa: krin-krin

EPPO code

  • CRGOL (Corchorus olitorius)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Malvales
  •                         Family: Tiliaceae
  •                             Genus: Corchorus
  •                                 Species: Corchorus olitorius

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Anomis sabulifera (jute semi-looper); Apion corchori (jute stem weevil); Athelia rolfsii (sclerotium rot); Commelina benghalensis (wandering jew); Cynodon dactylon (Bermuda grass); Cyperus rotundus (purple nutsedge); Digitaria sanguinalis (large crabgrass); Eleusine indica (goose grass); Euphorbia hirta (garden spurge); Glomerella cingulata (anthracnose); Haritalodes derogata (cotton leaf roller); Macrophomina phaseolina (charcoal rot of bean/tobacco); Okra mosaic virus; Paspalum scrobiculatum (ricegrass paspalum); Pericallia ricini (jute hairy caterpillar); Sclerotinia sclerotiorum (cottony soft rot); Spodoptera littoralis (cotton leafworm); Spodoptera litura (taro caterpillar); Thanatephorus cucumeris (many names, depending on host)

Minor host of:

Ageratum conyzoides (billy goat weed); Amaranthus spinosus (spiny amaranth); Corchorus yellow vein Vietnam virus; elm yellows-associated phytoplasmas (elm yellows); Lasiodiplodia theobromae (diplodia pod rot of cocoa); Leveillula taurica (powdery mildew of cotton); Maconellicoccus hirsutus (pink hibiscus mealybug); Megalurothrips usitatus (bean flower thrips); Potato leafroll virus; Ralstonia solanacearum (bacterial wilt of potato); Rhamphicarpa fistulosa; Saccharum spontaneum (wild sugarcane); Scirpus maritimus (saltmarsh bulrush); Scutellonema bradys (yam nematode); Synedrella nodiflora (synedrella); Verticillium dahliae (verticillium wilt)

Wild host of:

Cochliobolus lunatus (head mould of grasses, rice and sorghum)

Associated with (not a host):

Meloidogyne javanica (sugarcane eelworm)

Host of (source - data mining):

Echinochloa colona (junglerice); Myllocerus discolor; Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite); Spilarctia obliqua (common hairy caterpillar)

Uses List

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Environmental

  • Erosion control or dune stabilization

Fuels

  • Miscellaneous fuels

Human food and beverage

  • Vegetable

Materials

  • Fibre

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore