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Jatropha gossypifolia Belly ache bush Jarak merah Euphorbiaceae
 

Jatropha gossypifolia, Belly ache bush, Jarak merah

 

Jatropha gossypifolia, Belly ache bush, Jarak merah

English: bellyache bush, cotton-leaved physic nutJatropha gossypifolia, Belly ache bush, Jarak merah
Description: Shrub to about 1.5 m tall; leaves membranous, 3-5-lobed, purplish, stick with capitate glandular hairs, slightly serrate, on petioles about 6-9 cm long, blades about 10 cm long and wide or somewhat larger, ciliate; panicle axes purple, 10-15 cm long, sticky-hairy; flowers dark red, just ovary 1 cm broad, petals free; disc lobed; fruit oblong, 2-3-lobed, brown when ripe, about 1.3 cm long.
Forms thickets. Adapted to a variety of habitats. Often cultivated as an ornamental. Seeds are toxic to humans.
Propagation: Seeds. The seeds are ejected away from the parent plant. They can also be transported by water.

 

   

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