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Name a fiber yielding crop.


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# 1. Jute (Corchorus Capsularis Linn):

Jute plants are undershrub’s up to 75 cm. high or taller. Leaves are simple, ovate to elliptic, stipulate, serrate, acute or shortly acuminate, rounded at base and often tailed on both sides, pubescent or almost glabrous; lamina up to 7.5 cm. long, 3.5 cm. broad; stipules filiform or subulate. Cymes axillary, 1-few-flowered, bracteate.

Flowers are bisexual, short pedicilled, yellow; buds obovoid. Sepals 4-5, free, oblong-lanceolate 3-4 mm. long. Petals 4-5, free, spathulate, with a short claw, ciliate, 5 mm. long. Stamens twice as many as petals or numerous; anthers 2-celled, dehiscing laterally and longitudinally.

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