African Plant Database

Jatropha afrotuberosa Radcl.-Sm. & Govaerts
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha tuberosa Pax (1894) non Elliot
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with simple, erect stems to 75 cm tall arising from a woody, napiform tuberous rootstock 3-4 cm Ø; plant drying blackish brown; stems quite leafless in the lower half-two-thirds, or beset only with readily caducous scales.
Ecology : Wooded grassland; 1150 m alt. (and less?).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Kew Bull. 52: 188 (1997)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 106852
Record n°106852
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