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 curcas L.

Family: Euphorbiaceae Genus: Jatropa Species: Jatropha curcas L.






Synonym Croton salicifolia, Ricinus americanus Flower Color Greenish
Common Name Jamal Ghota,Jangli Arandi,Ratanjot Flower Type Cyme
English / Trade Name Jatropha, Physic Nut Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Awa kege Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Grey-brown capsule, up to 4 cm long normally divided into 3 cells each containing one seed
Habitat Occurs in nursery and grown wildly Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Native to Mexico or neighbouring parts of Central America and exotic to India Bark Details Bark greenish-white peeling off in thin flakes
Distribution in manipur Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Palmate
Description of Species It is a perennial poisonous shrub, up to 5 m high. It is an uncultivated non-food wild-species Leaf Details 2- 20 cm long, blade 3-5 lobed, 12.5-18 x1-16 cm, lobes acute orshortly acuminate athe apex, margins entire orundulating, leaf base deply cordate, glabrous or pubescent only on the vins below

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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