African Plant Database

Jatropha spicata Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 109 (1894)
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha messinica E.A. Bruce (1951)
=Jatropha somalensis Pax (1910)
=Jatropha trifida Chiov. (1932)
=Jatropha kilimandscharica Pax & K. Hoffm. (1910)
=Jatropha brockmanii var. lejosepala Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet or subshrub 0,5-2 m tall; stems arising from a rather swollen almost tuberous base.
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Ecology : Bushland, in rocky places or on clay or silt; shallow soil on basement complex rocky hillsides; red sandy soil in deciduous bushland and thicket; poorly drained alkaline sandy clay in seasonally wet grassland; etc...
  Considerable variation in the foliage.
  S. Africa; Ethiopia?
  Very close to J. glandulifera Roxb. From S India and Sri Lanka.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub - Ht 0.3 - 1.25 m. Alt: 364 - 765 m. Distribution: NAM, LP

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 75 (1997).
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