African Plant Database

Jatropha ellenbeckii Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 284 (1903) 
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha tetracantha Chiov. (1932)
=Jatropha fissispina Pax (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub somewhat succulent, sparingly branching with age, 0,1-1(-2,5) m tall; stems thick.
Ecology : Rock crevices, lava slopes, stony and sandy soil over basement complex, in Acacia, Commiphora bushland; riverine woodland and disturbed places; usually found in the shade of shrubs; 90-1050 m alt.
  In cultivation it grows quite well in the open. Easily grown into an attractive plant.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106797
Record n°106797
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