Jatropha multifida L.

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Jatropha multifida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Picture: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

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Status: Cultivated and sometimes naturalised
Description:
Glabrous eglandular shrub to 2 m, with milky latex. Leaves long-petiolate, not peltate, deeply palmately 10-12-lobed, the lobes narrow and irregularly lobed, arising from a cordate basal disk. Inflorescence corymbose, borne on a long peduncle. Flowers coral-red; female with larger petals. Fruit 3-lobed to pear-shaped.
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Derivation of specific name: multifida: much divided
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America from Mexico and Paraguay
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,Lk
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Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 261.

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Flora of Malawi: Jatropha multifida
Flora of Mozambique: Jatropha multifida
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Jatropha multifida
Flora of Zimbabwe: Jatropha multifida
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Jatropha multifida

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jatropha multifida
African Plant Database: Jatropha multifida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jatropha multifida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jatropha multifida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jatropha multifida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jatropha multifida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Jatropha multifida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Jatropha multifida
iNaturalist: Jatropha multifida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jatropha multifida
JSTOR Plant Science: Jatropha multifida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jatropha multifida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jatropha multifida
Plants of the World Online: Jatropha multifida
Tropicos: Jatropha multifida
Wikipedia: Jatropha multifida


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Jatropha multifida.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135440, retrieved 28 November 2020

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