Native Jute  |  

Corchorus cunninghamii

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Native Jute is a perennial semi-herbaceous shrub that grows to 1.5 m tall. The leaves are 4-8 cm long and have coarsely-toothed edges. Flowers are yellow and appear during summer and autumn. Fruits are dark brown to black elongated capsules, 1.5-3.5 cm long and 4-6 mm wide and form from December to May.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Corchorus cunninghamii

    Threats The main identified and potential threats to the Native Jute are habitat loss; inappropriate disturbance; inappropriate fire regimes; forestry related disturbance; competition with weeds and grazing (NSW DEC; 2004 Saunders; 2001).