African Plant Database

Jatropha spinosa Vahl
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jatropha spinosa Vahl var. spinosa
 Croton spinosus Forssk.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Jatropha aculeata F. Dietr.
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha spinosa var. somalensis Pax
Jatropha spinosa Vahl var. spinosa
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or shrublet 0,3-2 m tall.
Ecology : Open bushland, on rocky slopes; 480-930 m alt.
  S Arabia.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. spinosa; - var. somalensis Pax [syn.: J. sp. nov. aff. J. rivae Pax and J. ferox Pax in Ann. Ist. Bot. Roma 6(3): 185, 1897].
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Record n°174058 modified 2007-03-29
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