जंगली जूट (Corchorus ssp.
Common Name : East Indian jew's mallow Family : Tiliaceae Habit : An erect or spreading, much branched, annual herb, 20-60 cm tall. Stem : Stem and branches purple, pilose. Leaves : Lanceolate to ovate, 2-9.5 cm long, 1-5 cm broad, oblique or obtuse at the base, serrate, basal serratures prolonged into setaceous appendages or not. Flowers : Cyme antiphyllous, very shortly pedunculate, mostly 2, rarely 3 flowered. Flowers golden yellow, 1 cm across. Fruit : Capsules solitary or paired, with 3 fairly stout wings, 10-25 mm long, 4-6 mm in diameter, truncate and terminating in 3, bifid, radiating, 3-7 mm long beaks at apex, 3-loculed, locules transversely septate or aseptate. Seeds: Blackish-brown, angular, rough, obliquely truncate at both ends.