African Plant Database

Jatropha variifolia Pax
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha heterophylla Pax (1901)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : A 1-2-stemmed, sparingly branched, somewhat succulent shrub or subshrub to 2 m tall, with a thickened rootstock.
Ecology : Dense mixed dry deciduous woodland and thicket; wooded grassland on dry stony soils.
  S. Africa (± 1000 m alt. Transvaal).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.3 - 2 m. Alt: 30 - 1000 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Thunberg, C. P. (1915). Flora Capensis, sistens plantas Promontorii Bonae Spei Africes ... 5: 421
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 75 (1997).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
carte afrique num 106780
Record n°106780
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