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Euphorbiaceae Jatropha L.
 Sp. Pl. 2: 1008. 1753 [1 May 1753]
 
Jatropha berlandieri   Torr.
Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound., Bot. [Emory] 198. 1859
(Adenoropium berlandieri, Jatropha cathartica)
very low water requirement


   After dieing back to its' silvery white globular caudex, a new burst of the bluish green lobed foliage and pencil thick pale green stems will emmerge in spring and summer.  This new growth is where the small red five petal flowers will emerge on this poisonous native of Texas and Mexico.
 
Jatropha macrorhiza   Benth.
Pl. Hartw. 8. 1839
very low water requirement




   Native to Mexico.
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Jatropha page last updated: March 28, 2010.