Jatropha L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1006 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropical & Subtropical America, Tropical & S. Africa, Madagascar, Comoros, Arabian Peninsula, India, Sri Lanka.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Aruba, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Chad, Chile North, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands Antilles, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Oman, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Socotra, Somalia, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Assam, Bermuda, Borneo, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Fiji, Florida, Gabon, Galápagos, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Hawaii, Jawa, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marquesas, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Seychelles, Society Is., South China Sea, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis-Futuna Is.

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Dehgan, B. (2012). Flora Neotropica, Monograph 110: 1-273.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Pax in Engl. Pflanzenr. Euph. 1: 21 (1910).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 775

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 437 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl.: 1006 (1753), pro parte

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Hemming & Radcliffe-Smith in Kew Bull. 42: 103–122 (1987).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dehgan & Webster, Univ. Cal. Publ., Bot. 74: 1–73, 33 pls. (1979)
  • G.P. 3(1): 290 (1880)
  • Hutch. in F.T.A. 6(1): 775 (1912)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 437 (1754)
  • Muell. Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15(2): 1076 (1866)
  • Pax in E.P. IV. 147(1): 21 (1910)
  • Sp. Pl.: 1006 (1753), pro parte,

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2012 Lott, E.J. [1143] Mexico K000813251 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Palmer, E. [243] Mexico K000813214 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Hinton, G.B. [4300] Mexico K000252679 Type Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Hinton, G.B. [3769] Mexico K000476637 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Lott, E.J. [1146] Mexico K000813252 Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Parry, C.C.; Palmer, E. [830] Mexico K000813212 Yes
Jul 30, 2008 Coulter [1261] Mexico K000562551 Yes
Apr 21, 2008 Hinds [s.n.] Mexico K000252678 Unknown Type Material Yes
Apr 19, 2008 Isabelle, M. [s.n.] Brazil K000254056 Type Yes
Apr 17, 2008 Mandon, G. [1073] Bolivia K000254070 Type Yes
Apr 17, 2008 Wood, J.R.I.; Goyder, D.J.; Huaylla, H. [20074] Bolivia K000822847 Yes
Apr 17, 2008 Bang, M. [1083] Bolivia K000822214 Yes
Apr 17, 2008 Peredo, G. [s.n.] Bolivia K000822848 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Sandeman, C. [3983] Peru K000822723 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Pringle, C.G. [s.n.] Mexico K000476642 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Rose, J.N. [1292] Mexico K000813221 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Stork, H.E.; Horton, O.B.; Vargas, C. [9217] Peru K000822722 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Maclean, M. [s.n.] Peru K000822719 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Balls, E.K. [B.5878] Peru K000822720 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Eyerdam, W.J.; Beetle, A.A. [22145] Peru K000822721 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Pringle, C.G. [155] Mexico K000476643 Yes
Jan 1, 2002 Wood, J.R.I. [12756] Bolivia K000822823 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Hartweg [37] Mexico K000252676 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Coulter, T. [1261] Mexico K000813222 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Andrieux, G. [113] Mexico K000813194 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Rose, J.N. [1746] Mexico K000813202 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Andrieux, G. [114] Mexico K000252673 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Galeotti, H. [s.n.] Mexico K000813218 Yes
Jan 1, 1992 Bourgeau, E. [184] Mexico K000813219 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Dehgan, B.; Schutzman, B.M.; Metcalf, T. [86.098] Mexico K000813195 Yes
Jan 1, 1986 Dehgan, B.; Schutzman, B.M.; Metcalf, T. [86.098] Mexico K000813196 No
Jan 1, 1983 Couter, T. [1269] United States K000813180 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Lott, E.J. [1132] Mexico K000813243 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Peebles, R.H.; Harrison, G.J.; Kearney, T.H. [2733] United States K000813181 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Michael Fay, J.; Ngaindiro, S.; Jules, F.; Raymond, S.; Remy, N. [5184] Central African Republic K000254646 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Couter, T. [1337] United States K000813179 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Lott, E.J. [1132] Mexico K000813242 Yes
Jan 1, 1983 Fritsch, T.E. [s.n.] United States K000813182 Yes
Jan 1, 1981 Lott, E.J. [478] Mexico K000813201 Yes
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [7799] India K000246810 Type Yes
Jan 1, 1925 s.coll. [7799] India K000246809 Type Yes
Palmer, E. [667] Mexico K000813229 No
Gentry, H.S. [1450] Mexico K000813233 Yes
Moreira, A.S.; Carneiro-Torres, D.S.; Oliveira, J.F.C.; Nascime [73] Brazil K001577581 No
Moreira, A.S.; Carneiro-Torres, D.S.; Oliveira, J.F.C.; Nascime [66] Brazil K001577580 No
Heath, A.; Heath, R. [2263] Botswana K001569682 Yes
Luke, Q.; Luke, P. [13937] Tanzania K001569563 Yes
Palmer, E. [114] Mexico K000813234 Yes
Rocha, R. [1418] Brazil K001210053 Yes
Strey, R.G. [9980] South Africa K000254939 Yes
Gentry, H.S. [2475] Mexico K000813232 Yes
Dalziel, J., M. [752] Nigeria K000254608 Yes
Palmer, E.J. [s.n.] United States K000813173 Yes
Alstrup, V; Michelsen. [125] Somalia K000776616 Yes
Ethiopia K000347356 Unknown Type Material Yes
Palmer, E.J. [12283] United States K000813176 Yes
Wiggins, I.L. [15147] Mexico K000813224 Yes
Hemming, C.F. [1684] Somalia K:SPC-25393.000 No
Bally, P.R.O.; Smith, A.R. [B14474] Kenya K:SPC-34613.000 No
Boivin [s.n.] Tanzania K000347367 Type Yes
Byornstad, A. [AB 2548] Tanzania K000776746 Yes
Lavranos.; Carter. [23124] Somalia K000776617 Yes
Palmer, E.J. [10197] United States K000813175 Yes
McLeish, I. [3] Somalia K000776608 Yes
Palmer, E. [1231] United States K000813171 Yes
Hartman, C.V. [172] Mexico K000813227 Yes
Rawlins, S. [737] Kenya K000776736 Yes
Hansen, O.J. [6017] Somalia K000776613 Yes
Faden, B,, R.; Faden, A.J.; Rathbun, G. [72/40] Kenya K000776740 Yes
Wicken, G., E. [3630] Sudan K000254713 Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [3988] Tanzania K000776745 Yes
Friis.; Vollesen.; Hassan, A.S. [5044] Somalia K000776615 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [749] Brazil K001210051 Yes
Mathenge, S.G. [51] Kenya K000237809 Type Yes
Birunn, M., (?) [s.n.] K000822212 Yes
Bavazzano, R.; Lavranos, J. [s.n.] Somalia K000776619 Yes
Adams, D.C. [3960] Ghana K000254609 Yes
Eiten, G. [10471] Brazil K001210054 Yes
Hartweg [37] Mexico K000252677 Type Yes
Luke; Robertson, A. [2135A] Kenya K000776741 Yes
Ritchie, J.M. [3/4] Somalia K000776614 No
Stannard, B.; Gilbert, M.G. [930] Kenya K000237808 Yes
Richards, H.M. [11611] K000776748 Yes
McVaugh, R. [7480] United States K000813178 Yes
Müll. Arg. [2037] Cameroon K000254643 Yes
Müll. Arg. [2037] Cameroon K000254645 Yes
Hinton, G.B. [3647] Mexico K000476623 No
s.coll. [7799] India K000246808 Type Yes
Robson, N.K.B. [886] Zimbabwe K000823270 Yes
Robertson, S.A. [3399] Kenya K000776739 Yes
Pringle, C.G. [6348] Mexico K000476644 Yes
Graham [129] Mexico K000813213 Yes
Schaffner, J.G. [s.n.] Mexico K000813217 No
Fryxell, P. [3062] Mexico K000813228 Yes
Passos, L. [388] Brazil K001210052 Yes
Sutherland [s.n.] South Africa K000347376 Unknown Type Material Yes
Hassler, E. [3340] Paraguay K000254104 Type Yes
Kilian, N.; Lobin, W. [1846 and 6700 respectively] Somalia K000776618 Yes
Wood, J.M. [3391] South Africa K000254948 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [4157] Kenya K000776738 Yes
Radcliffe-Smith, A. [5116] Oman K:SPC-39410.000 No
Martínez O., E. [452] Mexico K000813220 Yes
Jeffrey, C. [598] Seychelles K000254889 Yes
Balls, E.K.; Gourlay, W.B. [B.4933] Mexico K000813215 Yes
Brenan, J.P.M.; Gillett, J.B. [14773] Kenya K000237805 Yes
Palmer, E.J. [11316] United States K000813174 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H. [4157] Kenya K000776737 Yes
Ethiopia K000347355 Unknown Type Material Yes
Barter [1679] Nigeria K000347340 Unknown Type Material Yes
Faulkner, H.G. [1601] K000776742 Yes
Holmes, W.D. [1319] Zimbabwe K000776894 Yes
Mcleish. [3] Somalia K000776609 Yes
Bidgood, S.; Mbago, F.; Vollesen, K. [2247] Tanzania K000776747 Yes
Conzatii, C.; González, V. [1207] Mexico K000813205 Yes
Bally, P.R.O.; Smith, A.R. [B.14534] Kenya K:SPC-34586.000 No
Ash [1077] Ethiopia K:SPC-33430.000 No
Hassler, E. [4518] Paraguay K000254058 Type Yes
Hemming, C.F. [8354] Kenya K000237806 Yes
s.coll. [7799] India K000246906 Type Yes
Kotschy [398] Ethiopia K000347354 Unknown Type Material Yes
Kotschy [398] Ethiopia K000347353 Unknown Type Material Yes
McLeish, I. [40] Somalia K000776607 Yes
K:SPC-15816.000 Type No
Wood, J.R.I.; Huaylla, H. [20274] Bolivia K000822213 Yes
Stannard, B.; Gilbert, M.G. [930] Kenya K000237807 Yes
Bavazzano, R. [230] Somalia K000776620 Yes
Falkner, H.G. [1601] K000776743 Yes
Gentry, H.S. [2275] Mexico K000813231 Yes
Bally, P.R.O.; Melville, R. [15268] Somalia K000776612 Unknown Type Material Yes
Carter, A.; Alexander, A.M.; Kellogg, L. [2163] Mexico K000813226 Yes
Drummond, R.B.; Hemsley, J.H [3732] K000776744 Yes
Rose, J.N. [3544] Mexico K000813216 Yes
González-Ortega, J. [892] Mexico K000813230 Yes
Gardner [2764] Brazil K001210013 Yes
Palmer, E. [1234] United States K000813177 No
Carter, A.; Alexander, A.M.; Kellogg, L. [2300] Mexico K000813225 Yes
Gillett, J.B.; Hemming, C.F. [24423] Somalia K000776610 Yes
Thulin. [4420] Somalia K000776611 Yes
Astle, W.L. [4322] Zambia K000776895 Yes
Dalziel, J.M. [752] Nigeria K000347341 Unknown Type Material Yes

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