An old favourite for training against walls, formerly known as Corchorus, is the only plant belonging to this genus. Petals 5. Stamens numerous. Carpels 5 to 8, dry and indehiscent, 1-seeded. Named in honour of Mr. Ker, editor of the early volumes of the ' Botanical Magazine.'

Fig. 82. Kerria Japonica, (1/4 nat. size.)

Fig. 82. Kerria Japonica, (1/4 nat. size.)

1. K, Japoniea (fig. 82). - A small shrub with slender dark green branches and orange-yellow solitary terminal flowers. The double variety is the only one in general cultivation.