Melokhias

Melokhias

About Melokhias

Corchorus is a genus of about 40-100 species of flowering plants in the family Malvaceae, native to tropical and subtropical regions throughout the world. Different common names are used in different contexts, with jute applying to the fibre produced from the plant, and Melokhia applied to the leaves used as a vegetable.They are tall, usually annual herbs, reaching a height of 2-4 m, unbranched or with only a few side branches.