Jatropha multifida L.

Shrub to 2.5 m high, deciduous, perennial. Indumentum of simple hairs, but mostly hairless. Stipules laciniate. Leaves stalked, peltate; leaf stalks 10-180 mm long; blade 9-11-palmatipartite, 50-150 mm long, 70-170 mm wide; lobe tips narrowed; base cordate; margins irregularly toothed, without glands. Fruits ellipsoid, 18-22 mm long, 15-18 mm wide.


Source: Forster, P. (2002). Euphorbiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Malpighiales
family       Euphorbiaceae
genus        Jatropha L.