Jatropha scaposa Radcl.-Sm.

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Jatropha scaposa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Revue River, Grudja Village, Buzi District

Jatropha scaposa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Revue River, Grudja Village, Buzi District

Jatropha scaposa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Revue River, Grudja Village, Buzi District

Jatropha scaposa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Revue River, Grudja Village, Buzi District

Jatropha scaposa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Near Revue River, Grudja Village, Buzi District

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Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb up to 40 cm tall. Leafy stems and flowering shoots arising separately from a stout woody, tuberous rootstock. Leaves up to 15 × 17 cm, palmately 5-lobed, with median lobe largest, up to 8 × 3.5 cm, thinly textured, densely hairy on both surfaces when young, finely velvety when mature, widely cordate at the base; lateral veins up to 18 pairs per lobe; margin entire; petiole up to 7.5 cm long. Inflorescences branched, up to 22 × 15 cm on a flowering stem up to 15 cm long. Flowers unisexual; male flowers lemon-yellow; female flowers yellowish-green. Fruit a 3-lobed or subspherical capsule, c. 1.5 × 1.5 cm, finely wrinkled and covered with small wart-like protuberances.
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Derivation of specific name: scaposa: with a scape or leafless peduncle from the ground
Habitat: Occurring in mixed miombo woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Coastal plain of Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,M
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 9 February 2010
Literature:

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 84.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 265.

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


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 scaposa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175570, retrieved 30 October 2020

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