Corchorus laniflorus Rye

Nuytsia 9:416-417, Fig. 1 (1994)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status

Spreading or compact shrub, 0.3-0.7(-1.2) m high. Fl. yellow, Mar to Oct. Stony red clay, sandstone. Amongst rocks, drainage lines, gullies.

Grazyna Paczkowska, Descriptive Catalogue, 17 September 1996

Scientific Description

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 20-70 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), 20 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 4 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx cream or white, 10-15 mm long, the lobes free, stellate hairs present. Corolla yellow, 10 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 4 mm long; anthers 0.5 mm long. Ovary hairs or scales present, stellate hairs present. Flowering time March, April, May, June, July, August, September or October. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Pilbara, Carnarvon, Gascoyne or Little Sandy Desert.

C. Hollister and K.R. Thiele, 15 January 2020


IBRA Regions
Carnarvon, Gascoyne, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Ashburton, Cape Range, Chichester, Fortescue, Hamersley, Roebourne.
IMCRA Regions
Pilbara (nearshore).
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
Ashburton, Carnarvon, East Pilbara, Karratha, Port Hedland.