African Plant Database

Jatropha erythropoda Pax & K. Hoffm.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Euphorb -Jatroph. 66 (1910)
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect several-stemmed somewhat fleshy perennial herb to 30 cm tall; tuber to 16x3,5 cm, elongate or ellipsoid, smooth, red, lying some 15 cm below ground-level;
Ecology : Sandveld grassland; shallow pan margins; wooded grassland with Acacia and Combretum; 900-1400 m alt.
  Botswana, Namibia, S. Africa.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.05 - 0.22 m. Alt: 795 - 1100 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP, NC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 242 (1937).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 75 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106761
Record n°106761
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