Cnidoscolus vitifolius

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Cnidoscolus vitifolius


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 vitifolius


Cnidoscolus vitifolius (Mill.) Pohl, Pl. Bras. Icon. Descr. 1: 61 (1827).


  • Basionym
    • Jatropha vitifolia Mill., Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 5 (1768).
  • Homotypic
    • Jatropha vitifolia var. genuina Müll.Arg. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 1097 (1866), not validly publ.
  • Heterotypic
    • Manihot spinosissima Mill. ex Steud., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 2: 99 (1841), nom. nud.
    • Jatropha vitifolia var. obtusifolia Müll.Arg. in Candolle, Prodr. 15(2): 1097 (1866).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil Northeast; Brazil West-Central

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


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