Botanical name: Corchorus aestuans Family: Tiliaceae (Phalsa family)
Synonyms: Corchorus acutangulus
East Indian Mallow is a common annual in waste lands from sea level to 2000 m, in plains and hills, throughout India. It is a small herb or suffruticose plant with erect, sparingly branched stems to about 40 cm tall. Ovate, acute, green leaves have serrated margins. Yellow flowers 1-3 in clusters, very shortly stalked, very small, leaf-opposed. The flowers 5 sepals and 5 yellow petals 5 2-3 mm long. Capsule is hexagonal-cylindric. Flowering: August-October.
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