African Plant Database

Jatropha glauca Vahl
Protologue : Symb. Bot. (Vahl) 1: 78 (1790)
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jatropha glauca Vahl var. glauca
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha brockmanii Hutch. (1911)
=Jatropha palmatifida Baker (1895)
=Jatropha phillipseae Rendle (1898)
=Jatropha lobata var. richardiana Müll. Arg. (1866)
=Jatropha ricinifolia Fenzl ex Baill.
=*Croton lobatus Forssk. (1775)
=Jatropha lobata (Forssk.) Müll. Arg. (1866)
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha glauca Vahl var. glauca
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrublet 15-40(-100) cm tall; stem thick-based, little branched.
Ecology : Very open Acacia bushland, extending into semi-desert conditions, on lava and limestone; depression on plateau and flooded plains; rocky ground in dry short grass savanna of hills; Acacia-Commiphora bushland; 0-1000 m alt.
  Egypt; Yemen, Saudi Arabia.
  Little-known in cultivation.

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

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 46 (2000).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
carte afrique num 143261
Record n°143261
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