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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families (WCSP)



Jatropha curcas L., Sp. Pl.: 1006 (1753).

This name is accepted.

Distribution: Mexico to Trop. America
(21) cvi (22) ben bkn gam gnb gui ivo sen tog (23) bur caf gab ggi zai (24) cha eth sud (25) uga (26) ang (29) sey (35) sau yem (36) chh (40) ass ban ehm ind srl (41) and cbd lao ncb scs tha (42) bor jaw lsi mly mol phi sul sum (43) nwg (50) qld (60) fij nwc sam ton tuv wal (63) haw (78) fla 79 MXC MXE MXG MXS MXT 80 BLZ COS ELS GUA HON NIC PAN (81) bah cay CUB DOM HAI JAM LEE PUE swc TRT vna WIN 82 GUY sur VEN 83 BOL CLM ECU gal PER 84 BZC BZE BZL BZN BZS 85 AGE AGW CLN PAR URU
Lifeform: Nanophan. or phan.
Remarks: Yields a widely used oil.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Original Compiler: R.Govaerts