African Plant Database

Jatropha marmorata Thulin
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 22(4): 429 (2002 [2003])
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet with slender ascending stems 30 cm tall; young stems pale brown, sulcate, glabrous except for wooly growth points and with numerous dot-like incrustations; old ones whitish, lenticellate; leaves mostly clustered on short shoots.
Ecology : Open plain with low bushland on shallow soil over limestone; 150 m alt.
  Know only from the type (Thulin & al. 10530) collected in 2001. - A sterile collection (Gillett & Beckeff 23554) from Nugaal Region at 930 m alt. could represent this species.
  Resembling J. nagalensis and J. inaequispina from same area. ( J. marmorata would key out here in F. Somal. 1:292-301. 1993).
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 106888
Record n°106888
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