Jatropha multifida L.

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Jatropha multifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

Jatropha multifida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Gardiner Farm, nr Arcturus

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Synonyms:
Common names: Coral tree (English)
Frequency:
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.
Notes: An introduced species recorded from Zimbabwe as an ornamental and, per FZ, 'often naturalized in the Old World tropics generally'. It is not known whether it ever becomes naturalized in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: multifida: much divided
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Native of tropical America from Mexico and Paraguay
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 May 2008
Literature:

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


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

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African Plant Database: Jatropha multifida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Jatropha multifida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jatropha multifida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jatropha multifida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jatropha multifida
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Jatropha multifida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jatropha multifida
Ispot Southern Africa : Jatropha multifida
JSTOR Plant Science: Jatropha multifida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jatropha multifida
Tropicos: Jatropha multifida
West African Plants database: Jatropha multifida


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Jatropha multifida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135440, retrieved 1 September 2016

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