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Genus: Jatropha

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Malpighiales > Family: Euphorbiaceae

About 156 species, native to the tropics and subtropics worldwide, with 24 species native to southern Africa, three species naturalised, and a further species that is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Jatropha botswanica

 

Jatropha campestris

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

 

Jatropha capensis

 

Jatropha curcas

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Jatropha decumbens

 

Jatropha erythropoda

 

Jatropha gossypiifolia

Jatropha hirsuta

 

Jatropha lagarinthoides

 

Jatropha latifolia

 

Jatropha loristipula

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Jatropha monroi

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Jatropha multifida

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Jatropha natalensis

 

Jatropha orangeana

 

Jatropha scaposa

Recorded from Mozambique.

Jatropha schlechteri

Jatropha schweinfurthii

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Jatropha seineri

 

Jatropha spicata

Jatropha subaequiloba

Recorded from Mozambique.

Jatropha variifolia

 

Jatropha woodii

 

Jatropha zeyheri

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Jatropha curcas

 

Jatropha multifida

 

Jatropha podagrica

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Jatropha integerrima

Native to the West Indies.

 

Links

Publications

  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.

 

 


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