Corchorus walcottii F.Muell. Woolly Corchorus
Fragm. 3:9 (1862)

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

Brief Description
Amanda Spooner, Monday 6 February 2006

Erect, spreading, much-branched shrub, to 1.2 m high. Fl. yellow, Jun to Nov. Light brown or red sand or sandy loam, brown loamy clay, on broken slate, granite,. Dunes, stony clay plains, saline flats, near creeklines, disturbed ground, roadside gravel.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province.

IBRA Regions: Carnarvon, Great Sandy Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Pilbara.

IBRA Subregions: Cape Range, Chichester, Hamersley, Mackay, Roebourne, Rudall.

IMCRA Regions: Kimberley, Pilbara (nearshore).

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Ashburton, Derby-West Kimberley, East Pilbara, Karratha, Port Hedland.

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

Herb or shrub. Stems hairy. Leaves 15-70 mm long, 12-40 mm wide, not lobed; margins sinuate; indumentum present, with stellate hairs; stipules present but early deciduous (only visible on youngest leaves), 7-15 mm long. Perianth clearly of two whorls (calyx and corolla), the corolla obvious and prominent. Pedicel present, 5-6.5 mm long; indumentum present, with stellate hairs. Calyx 9-11 mm long, the lobes free, stellate hairs present, Terminal appendages absent. Corolla yellow, 6.5-8 mm long, glabrous. Stamens many, free and inserted at the base of the ovary; filaments present, 3.5-5 mm long; anthers 0.7-1.5 mm long. Ovary hairs and scales absent (ovary quite glabrous); style 1, with a lobed or capitate stigma, 4.8-5 mm long, with one style branches or lobes, mostly glabrous. Flowering time June, July, August, September, October or November. Distribution Botanical Province Eremaean, IBRA Bioregion Great Sandy Desert, Pilbara, Carnarvon or Little Sandy Desert.