N.A: Dalzell & G.S. Gibson,
Pune; Western India, Rajnagar;
Rich - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Kirkundee, Dwarf Jatropha
Jatropha nana var.
bengalensis, Rahaman & Mondal.
This member of the
was given this name by Nicol Alexander Dalzell and George Stacey Gibson in 1861. It is found in
the Pune area in western India and Rajnagar in the most eastern India, growing in a
rich but well drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to
eight centimetres in diameter, 25 centimetres long, the entire plant
to 45 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellowish.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name means
Habitat by Ashishnerlekar, Inaturalist.nz.
The leaves by Rajib Maulick,
The flowers by Dr. Satish Phadke,