|Scientific Name||Jatropha curcas|
Habit: Shrub/Small tree
Habit: A large shrub, upto 3m.
In terminal or axillary diachasial cymes; greenish-yellow. Flowering from April-July.
A globose or ellipsoid capsule, rugose when dry. Fruiting April onwards.
Bark greenish-white, smooth, peeling off in thin flakes. Leaves entire to shallowly 5-lobed.
Notes: Cultivated / Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Karnataka: Belgaum, Chikmagalur, Coorg, Hassan, Mysore, N. Kanara, Shimoga, S. Kanara
Kerala: All districts
Tamil Nadu: All districts
Native of new world tropics, planted in other tropical areas.
Reported to have more than 1600 uses. The seed cakes, produced as a by-product of pressing the oil, make an excellent organic fertilizer or protein-rich livestock feed. The oil from the seed used as climatic protection, varnishes, illuminants, soap, orga