Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Jatropha gossypiifolia L

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Jatropa Species: Jatropha gossypiifolia L






Synonym Adenoropium gossypiifolium (L.) Pohl, Adenoropium jacquinii Pohl
Flower Color Blue - Purple
Common Name Bellyache bush, Black physicnut Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Cotton-leaved Jatropha, Cotton-leaf Physic Nut Bush Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Kege Manbi Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1700 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit 1.3-17 X 1-1.4 cm, 3-lobed seeds oblong, 3-gonous
Habitat Grown as hedge plant, also running wild Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native of South America and planted elsewhere in the Tropics Bark Details Smooth gray bark
Distribution in manipur Eastern Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Compound
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Cordate
Description of Species Shrubs, purplish green and glandular hairy on younger parts, leaves in close spiral, deeply 3-5-lobed, 7-11 x 8-12 cm, orbicular-cordate, margin with gland-tipped hairs Leaf Details Leaves in close spiral, deeply 3-5-lobed, 7-11 X 8-12 cm, orbicular-cordate, margin with gland-tipped hairs, lobes obtusely acuminate, 5-nerved; stipules glandular-hairy; petiole 3-10 cm long

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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