African Plant Database

Jatropha curcas L.
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 1006 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Jatropha
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
Biol./Eco : Shrub, Tree; Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid; Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic; 0-499 m, 500-999 m; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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