EPPO Global Database

Corchorus olitorius(CRGOL)

Code created in: 2004-04-06

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: CRGOL
  • Preferred name: Corchorus olitorius
  • Authority: Linnaeus


A plant of ancient cultivation which may have originated in Asia (Central Asia, India, China, Indochina, Malesia) or in tropical Africa, and is now widespread in both continents. Primarily used as a fibre crop (jute), but also cultivated as a leafy vegetable. Introduced in Mexico, Caribbean, South American (Peru, eastern Brazil)

Draft genome sequence published in 2010

Common names
Name Language
bush okra English
Egyptian spinach English
Jew's mallow English
long-fruited jute English
melokhia English
molochia English
pot-herb jute English
red jute English
Tossa jute English
West African sorrel English
Langkapseljute German
Naltajute German
corette French
jute French
mauve des juifs French
mélochie French
yute de fruto alargado Spanish
corcoro ortense Italian
corcoro siliquoso Italian
malva dei giardini Italian
jute Dutch
juta Portuguese
melóquia Portuguese
moroheiya Japanese
nagami-tsunaso Japanese
taiwan-tsunaso Japanese
タイワンツナソ Japanese
ナガミツナソ Japanese
モロヘイヤ Japanese
mühliye Turkish
mallucheyah ne'echelet Hebrew
מַלּוּכְיָה נֶאֱכֶלֶת Hebrew
מַלּוּכְיָה נֶאֱכֶלֶת Hebrew
cháng shuò huáng má Chinese
长蒴黄麻 Chinese
iută Romanian