Corchorus siliquosus

Linnaeus
Sp. Pl. 1: 529. 1753.
Common names: Slippery burr broomweed
Illustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 200. Mentioned on page 198, 199.

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.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Corchorus siliquosus"
Guy L. Nesom +
Linnaeus +
Slippery burr +  and broomweed +
Fla. +, Mexico +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America. +
0–50 m +
Canal banks, glade edges, hammocks, hammock and swamp edges, beaches, open pine woodlands with limestone outcrops and solution holes, rock outcrops, roadsides +
Flowering Mar–Oct(–Dec). +
Illustrated +
Mallow +
Corchorus siliquosus +
Corchorus +
species +