Corchorus siliquosus

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 529. 1753

Common names: Slippery burr broomweed
Selected by author to be illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 200. Mentioned on page 198, 199.
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Illustrator: Barbara Alongi
Plants herbs, annual. Stems erect, 3–25 dm, short-pilose in 1(–2) lines, hairs erect, dense, sharp-pointed. Leaves: petiole 5–10 mm; blade elliptic-ovate, 0.5–2.5(–4) cm, base rounded-truncate, margins serrate, proximal teeth not prolonged, apex acute, surfaces glabrous, adaxial surface minutely pustulate-roughened. Inflorescences usually solitary flowers, sometimes fasciculate or cymose, 2–3-flowered. Pedicels 4–7 mm. Flowers: sepals narrowly oblong-lanceolate, 4–5 mm, not awned, glabrous; petals 4–6 mm; stamens 50–70. Capsules cylindric, flattened, not wing-angled, subtruncate distally, 2-valved, each valve with 2 awns 1.5–3 mm, 20–30(–60) × 2–3 mm, minutely hirtellous to hispidulous. 2n = 28.

Phenology: Flowering Mar–Oct(–Dec).
Habitat: Canal banks, glade edges, hammocks, hammock and swamp edges, beaches, open pine woodlands with limestone outcrops and solution holes, rock outcrops, roadsides
Elevation: 0–50 m

Distribution

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Fla., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.

Discussion

Corchorus siliquosus is native in Collier, Miami-Dade, and Monroe counties. Reports of it from Alabama have been based on a garden-grown plant from Mobile County, and attribution to Mississippi has been based on misidentifications of C. hirtus.

References

None.

Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Corchorus siliquosus"
AuthorGuy L. Nesom +
AuthorityLinnaeus +
Common nameSlippery burr + and broomweed +
DistributionFla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America + and South America. +
Elevation0–50 m +
HabitatCanal banks, glade edges, hammocks, hammock and swamp edges, beaches, open pine woodlands with limestone outcrops and solution holes, rock outcrops, roadsides +
IllustratorBarbara Alongi +
PhenologyFlowering Mar–Oct(–Dec). +
Publication titleSp. Pl. +
Publication year1753 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xmlhttps://jpend@bitbucket.org/aafc-mbb/fna-data-curation.git/src/f6b125a955440c0872999024f038d74684f65921/coarse grained fna xml/V6/V6 356.xml +
Special statusSelected by author to be illustrated +
SynonymsMallow +
Taxon familyMalvaceae +
Taxon nameCorchorus siliquosus +
Taxon parentCorchorus +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 6 +