African Plant Database

Jatropha schlechteri Pax
Information on the genus : Jatropha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Jatropha schlechteri Pax subsp. schlechteri
Taxon infra-specific
Jatropha schlechteri Pax subsp. schlechteri
Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera (Hutch.) Radcl.-Sm.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Semi-succulent perennial herb to 40 cm tall; stems simple or sparingly branched, arising from a stout rootstock with red flesh.
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Ecology : Hard packed dark brown soil in heavily grazed grassland; after burning in Themeda grassland; dry scrub; Acacia, Combretum woodland; dry sandveld with Colophospermum mopane, Grewia, Terminalia, Commiphora; etc...
  S. Africa; perhaps in Botswana.
  Comprises 2 subspp.
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carte afrique num 174059
Record n°174059
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