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Jatropha spp.

Jatropha integerrima Jacq by Suresh Aru (CC BY 2.0)

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Nettlespurges Overview

Jatropha is a large genus containing around 175 species of succulent plants, evergreen or deciduous shrubs and trees in the Euphorbiaceae family, native to both the New and the Old Worlds. They are cultivated for a number of purposes including the production of biodiesel, as animal feed, in the tanning and dyeing industries and as ornamentals. Jatropha integerrima or spicy jatropha is grown for its continuously-blooming crimson flowers. Many are commonly known as Nettlespurges. Jatropha podagrica is an unusual plant for its fleshy, swollen stem, it is popularly grown as an ornamental plant and commonly known as Guatemala Rhubarb.


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