Corchorus crozophorifolius (Baill.) Burret
Notizbl.Bot.Gart.Berlin-Dahlem 12:166 (1934)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 17 September 1996

Erect, spreading shrub, 0.3-1 m high, to 1.5 m wide. Fl. yellow, May to Sep. Sandy & loamy soils. Stony creek beds, rocky flats.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Great Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara, Yalgoo.

IBRA Subregions: Ashburton, Augustus, Cape Range, Chichester, Edel, Fortescue, Hamersley, Mackay, Western Murchison, Wooramel.

IMCRA Regions: Pilbara (nearshore), Zuytdorp.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Exmouth, Meekatharra, Murchison, Shark Bay, Upper Gascoyne.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister and Kevin Thiele, Tuesday 29 August 2017

Shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 40-100 mm long, 15-40 mm wide, not lobed; margins crenate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 8-10 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 7-8 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx orange (?), 10-12 mm long, the lobes free, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 8-9 mm long, glabrous. Indumentum (outside) Sessile glands absent. Stamens many, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 5-7.5 mm long; anthers 0.6-1 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present; style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 8.4-9 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time May, June, July, August or September. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Yalgoo or Murchison.