Jatropha cathartica

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Jatropha cathartica
Jatropha cathartica


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: Jatropheae
Genus: Jatropha
Subgenus: J. subg. Jatropha
Sectio: J. sect. Peltatae
Species: Jatropha cathartica



Jatropha cathartica Teran & Berland., 1832


  • Heterotypic
    • Jatropha berlandieri Torr. in W.H.Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 198 (1858).
    • Adenoropium berlandieri (Torr.) Small, Addisonia 11: 55 (1926 publ. 1927).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • New Mexico; Texas

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



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