Long bast fibers obtained from the stems of hibiscus plants, Hibiscus kitaibelifolius or Hibiscus ferox, that are native to Brazil. The fibers are strong, flexible and more durable than standard jute. Brazilian jute is used to make ropes, cords, and burlap cloth for coffee sacks.
Synonyms and Related Terms
juta paulista; Hibiscus kitaibelifolius; Hibiscus ferox;Yute de Brasil(Esp.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 427