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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico to Tropical America. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders.

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 0 - 2100 m.
Vernacular
Aichwua, túa túa.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 0 - 2100 m.; Andes, Islas Caribeñas, Llanura del Caribe, Orinoquia, Pacífico.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Aruba, Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Southwest Caribbean, Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Burkina, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, Fiji, Florida, Galápagos, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hawaii, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malaya, Marianas, Marquesas, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Togo, Zaïre

Spanish
Higuerilla, purga de fraile, carretillo.

Jatropha gossypiifolia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2013 I Made Maduarta (Pung) [IMM 89], Lesser Sunda Is. K000734520
Jan 1, 2005 Pennington, T.D. [10541], Ecuador K000822548
Jan 1, 1995 Miller, J. S [8480], Ghana K000254624
Jan 1, 1993 Kaz, V. [3417], Ecuador K000822220
Jan 1, 1993 Jongkind, C. C. H. [1270], Ghana K000254623
Jan 1, 1992 Coulter, T. [1468], Mexico K000813190
Jan 1, 1992 Steinbach, J. [8719], Bolivia K000822215
Jan 1, 1992 Asplund, E. [14101], Peru K000822218
Jan 1, 1992 André, E.F. [125], Ecuador K000822546
Jan 1, 1992 Badcock, W.J. [401], Bolivia K000716429
Jan 1, 1992 Stoffers, A.L. [42] K000822544
Jan 1, 1992 Greene [s.n.] K000813189
Jan 1, 1992 André, E.F. [s.n.], Ecuador K000822685
Jan 1, 1992 Tate, R. [349(2)], Nicaragua K000813191
Jan 1, 1992 Harley, R.M. [21104], Bahia K000716428
Jan 1, 1992 Allen, C. [169], Colombia K000822216
Jan 1, 1992 Lehmann [8786], Colombia K000822217
Jan 1, 1983 Michael Fay, J. [4999], Central African Republic K000254649
Jan 1, 1983 Michael Fay, J. [4998], Central African Republic K000254648
Jan 1, 1982 Plowman, T. [11688], Peru K000822547
Jan 1, 1965 Belshaw, C.M. [3372], Peru K000822219
39258.000
Dalziel, J.M. [942] K000254613
Lovi, N. K. [4157] K000254626
Latilo, M. G. [24434], Nigeria K000254630
Pittier, H. [16594], Costa Rica K000813188
Kinet, U. [275], Congo K000254651
Greenway. [2973] K000776750
Macuacua, L. [1499], Mozambique K000776928
Wiehe, P.O. [149] K000776931
Blackmore, S. [1309], Malawi K000776932
Bullock, A.A. [2916], Zimbabwe K000776935
Orper, F.R. [49910], Zimbabwe K000776936
Eiten, G. [10134], Brazil K001205902
Krukoff, B.A. [1691], Brazil K001205904
Glaziou, A. [3684], Brazil K001205894
Oste [1087], Cameroon K000254647
Dacremont [166], Congo K000254652
Lawrence, E. [220] K000776929
Anderson, D. [566] K000254620
Phillips [s.n.], Nigeria K000254628
Leach. [14334], Mozambique K000776926
Hakki [29], Togo K000254627
Ludovic, R. [16], Madagascar K000254876
Vogel [s.n.] K000254625
Lemos, F. de [103], Mozambique K000776924
Dalziel, J.M. [532], Sierra Leone K000254614
Michael Fay, J. [1705], Central African Republic K000254650
Meissner, Dr. [43], Mexico K000813185
Hatschbach, G. [42093], Brazil K001205897
Pope, G. [1234], Mozambique K000776927
Wiehe, P.O. [175] K000776930
Brummitt, R.K. [15970], Malawi K000776933
Burchell [9537], Brazil K001205896
Tonduz [7156], Costa Rica K000813183
Raynal, J. [20974], Mali K000254622
Pedro, J.G. [4333], Mozambique K000776923
Macedo, A. [3890], Brazil K001205893
Glaziou, A. [22124], Brazil K001205898
Heringer, E.P. [5778], Brazil K001205900
Chase, N.C. [2709], Mozambique K000776922
Heipko [290], Togo K000254615
Riedel [s.n.], Brazil K001205895
Stork, H.E. [8914], Costa Rica K000813184
Tonduz [17727], Costa Rica K000813187
Ruffo. [689], Tanzania K000776751
Mori, S.A. [14228], Brazil K001205901
Mexia, Y. [4477], Brazil K001205903
Wit, P. [2244], Nigeria K000254631
Smith, R. [5855], Malawi K000776934
Maas, P.J.M. [360], Brazil K001205905
Macquerys [825 (1.893-94)], Venezuela K000822545
Evans, M. [1776] K000254616
Wild, H. [5901], Mozambique K000776925
Frieslmann, F. [1597], Madagascar K000254877
Burchell [9335], Brazil K001205899
Hemming, F.C. [s.n.], Mali K000254612
Dawodu, J. B. [s.n.], Nigeria K000254629

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1006 (1753)

Accepted by

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  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
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  • Buragohain, S. & Sarma, G.C. (2009). The exotic weeds of Guwahati, Assam and their role in employment generation Pleione 3(1): 45-49.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Dehgan, B. (2012). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 110: 1-273.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Flora of North America North of Mexico 12: 1-603. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Florence, J. (1997). Flore de la Polynésie Française 1: 1-393. ORSTOM éditions, Paris.
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
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  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
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  • van Welzen, P.C. & Chayamarit, K. (2007). Flora of Thailand 8(2): 305-592. The Forest Herbarium, National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department, Bangkok.

Literature

Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

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Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Balakrishnan, N.P. & Chakrabarty, T. (2007). The family Euphorbiaceae in India. A synopsis of its profile, taxonomy and bibliography: 1-500. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTOM, Bangui.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Catarino, L., Sampaio Martins, E., Pinto-Basto, M.F. & Diniz, M.A. (2006). Plantas Vasculares e Briófitos da Guiné-Bissau: 1-298. Instituto de investigação científica tropical, Instituto Português de apoio ao desenvolvimento.
  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
  • Dehgan, B. (2012). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 110: 1-273.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2016). Flora of North America North of Mexico 12: 1-603. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Florence, J. (1997). Flore de la Polynésie Française 1: 1-393. ORSTOM éditions, Paris.
  • Fosberg, F.R., Sachet, M.-H., Oliver, R. (1979). A geographical checklist of the Micronesian Dicotyledonae Micronesica; Journal of the College of Guam 15: 41-295.
  • Girmansyah, D. & al. (eds.) (2013). Flora of Bali an annotated checklist: 1-158. Herbarium Bogorensis, Indonesia.
  • Gonzalez, F., Nelson Diaz, J. & Lowry, P. (1995). Flora Illustrada de San Andrés y Providencia: 1-281. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Colombia.
  • Jaramillo Díaz, P. & Guézou, A. (2017). CDF Checklist of Galapagos Vascular Plants - FCD Lista de especies de Plantas Vasculares de Galápagos http://www.darwinfoundation.org/datazone/checklists/vascular-plants/.
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  • Leti, M., Hul, S., Fouché, J.-G., Cheng, S.K. & David, B. (2013). Flore photographique du Cambodge: 1-589. Éditions Privat, Toulouse.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
  • MacKee, H.S. (1994). Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultivées en Nouvelle-Calédonie, ed. 2: 1-164. Museum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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ColPlantA database
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