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Jatropha curcas

Jatropha curcas

barbados nut or physic-nut, the seed of which furnishes a purgative oil similar to croton oil.

Synonym: jatropha glandulifera.

 there is a publication in current science where a study of j curcas and j. glandulifera has been made. Is j glandulifera is a synonym or another species needs validation.

Usually type specimens would be available at Kew or other botanic garden herbaria. More information will be welcome.


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