Jatropha schlechteri Pax
subsp. setifera (Hutch.) Radcl.-Sm.

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Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera

Photo: Bart Wursten
By rd from Tuli to Hwali Business Centre

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Synonyms: Jatropha setifera Hutch.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to c. 40 cm, growing from a stout reddish fleshy rootstock. Leaves up to c. 15 × 10 cm, distinctly blue-grey, irregularly deeply pinnately lobed, almost hairless above, hairy below; margin, irregularly tooted. Inflorescences terminal, up to 15 cm long, laxly and shortly branched. Flowers unisexual on the same inflorescence, deep red. Fruit subcylindric, up to 12 × 10 mm, with rib-like lobes, hairless (in this subspecies).
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schlechteri: named after Friedrich Schlechter (1872-1925), German botanist and traveller.
Habitat: In open dry Mopane-Grewia-Commiphora-Terminalia woodland, often on basalt soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 560 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Zimbabwe and Limpopo South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Thursday 1 May 2008
Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 270 - 271.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 57.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jatropha schlechteri
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jatropha schlechteri
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jatropha schlechteri
The Plant List (version 1.1): Jatropha schlechteri
Tropicos: Jatropha schlechteri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Jatropha schlechteri subsp. setifera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135450, retrieved 26 June 2019

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