Albin Pax, 1910
Mozambique, NE South Africa, Eswatini
Jatropha triloba, E. Meyer.
Jatropha capensis, Sim.
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by
Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1910. It is found
in southern Mozambique, north-eastern South Africa and Eswatini, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 90 or even 200 centimetres in
flowers are greenish yellow to yellow.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name referring to the
varying or variegated foliage.