Jatropha latifolia Pax
var. subeglandulosa Radcl.-Sm.

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Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Lebombos Hills, close to Namaacha

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Hairless perennial with stems up to 1 m high growing from a stout woody rootstock. Leaves simple, elliptic, 4-12 cm long, leathery; margin entire or minutely glandular denticulate; petiole 1-4 mm long. Inflorescences terminal, 10-13 cm long on a peduncle up to 8 cm long. Flowers unisexual, creamy white. Fruit c. 13 mm long, 3-lobed to subglobose, shallowly tuberculate.
Notes: Three other varieties are found in South Africa and Swaziland.
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: with broad leaves;
subeglandulosa: almost without glands.
Habitat: In wooded grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: This variety only known from the Namaacha area in Southern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Monday 10 August 2015
Literature:

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 57.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 257 - 258.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Jatropha latifolia
African Plant Database: Jatropha latifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Jatropha latifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Jatropha latifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Jatropha latifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Jatropha latifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Jatropha latifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Jatropha latifolia
iNaturalist: Jatropha latifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Jatropha latifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Jatropha latifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Jatropha latifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Jatropha latifolia
Plants of the World Online: Jatropha latifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Jatropha latifolia
Tropicos: Jatropha latifolia
Wikipedia: Jatropha latifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Jatropha latifolia var. subeglandulosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175530, retrieved 6 June 2020

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