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.
Native Jute |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
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).