|Author: ||Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1895
||Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia
Jatropha stuhlmannii subsp. somalensis, Radcl.-Sm.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in
1895. It is found
in Kenya, Tanzania and Somalia, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 16
or even 20
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 40 or even 200 centimetres in
flowers are red.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name after Franz Ludwig Stuhlmann, 1863-1928, a
German naturalist, zoologist and African explorer.