Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1910
Medium - Maximum
Purplish-Red - Yellow
var. dissecta, Chodat & Hassl.
Jatropha brachypoda, Pax.
Jatropha induta, Pax.
Jatropha transiens, Pax.
Jatropha gossypiifolia f. angustiloba, Chodat & Hassl.
Jatropha gossypiifolia subf. flaviflora, Chodat & Hassl.
Jatropha gossypiifolia f. induta, Chodat & Hassl.
This member of the
was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1910. It is found in Paraguay, growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 200 centimetres in height. The flowers are purplish-red to yellow.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name means
"Cut-up, cut into many segments" for the shape of the leaves.