African Plant Database

Jatropha dichtar J. F. Macbr.
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jatropha dichtar J. F. Macbr. var. dichtar
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha rosea Radcl.-Sm. (1987)
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha dichtar var. gracilior Radcl.-Sm.
Jatropha dichtar J. F. Macbr. var. dichtar
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched shrub 1-3 m tall, with stiffly erect branches arising from near ground-level; bark peeling, brown, papery, green beneath; twigs purplish brown to almost black; short shoots densely fulvous tomentose.
Ecology : Lava rocks; locally subdominant in open Acacia, Commiphora bushland on red sandy soil; 50-900 m alt.
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see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
carte afrique num 174051
Record n°174051
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