African Plant Database

Jatropha rivae Pax
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jatropha rivae Pax subsp. rivae
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha rivae Pax subsp. rivae
Jatropha rivae subsp. parvifolia (Chiov.) M.G. Gilbert & Thulin
Jatropha rivae subsp. quercifolia M.G. Gilbert & Thulin
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Densely branched shrub to 2 m tall, with usually ± purplish-brown young twigs.
Ecology : Locally codominant in Acacia-Commiphora bushland on alluvial soils and deep sands; gypsaceous soils; stony places on limestone; Acacia-Commiphora-Boswellia bushland; 0-1150 m alt.
  Comprises 3 subspp.
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Record n°174057
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