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Jatropha curcas L.
    Sp. Pl. 2: 1006 (1753).

Distribution: Naturalized in Madagascar

Bioclimate: Humid, Subhumid, Dry, Subarid

Vegetation Formation: Forest, Inselberg/Rock Face, Anthropic

Elevation (m): 0-499, 500-999

Province: Antananarivo, Antsiranana, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toliara

Protected Areas : Beza Mahafaly, Isalo

Note: This introduced species is widely cultivated for its oil-rich seed and medicinal properties. It frequently becomes naturalised, but has not often been collected.

Updated on: 07 Nov. 2006


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