Cnidoscolus aconitifolius

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Cnidoscolus aconitifolius


Taxonavigation: Malpighiales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids I
Ordo: Malpighiales

Familia: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamilia: Crotonoideae
Tribus: Manihoteae
Genus: Cnidoscolus
Species: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
Subspecies: C. a. subsp. aconitifolius – C. a. subsp. polyanthus


Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I.M.Johnst., 1923


  • Basionym
    • Jatropha aconitifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 6 (1768).
  • Homotypic
    • Jatropha aconitifolia var. genuina Müll.Arg. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 1100 (1866), not validly publ.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panam

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

español: chaya, árbol espinaca, chicasquil
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