African Plant Database


Jatropha curcas L.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1006 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Jatropha
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha afrocurcas Pax (1909)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha curcas var. glabrata Schumach. & Thonn.
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Tree, Shrub - Ht 0.5 - 7 m. Alt: 413 - 1830 m. Distribution: NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:208 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
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