||Sand - Mix
Medium - Maximum
Greenish / Yellow
Jatropha crinita, Johannes Müller Argoviensis, 1865?
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was
given this name by Emilio Chiovenda in 1932. It is found in the sand
dunes of Somalia, growing with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow to four centimetres in diameter, the spiny stem up to 20
centimetres height. The flowers are greenish and yellow inside.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name from the
leaves; 'edged, bordered, with a distinct margin'.