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Author of this page: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

Photo by: Soumen Aditya.

Author:   Subramanian & Nayar, 1965
Origin:  Tamilnadu, Kerala; India
Soil:  Mix - Gravel
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  25-30 Centimetres
Height:  150-200 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  Maheshwari's Jatropha
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Chirayathumadom Venkatachalier Subramanian and Madhavan Parameswarau Nayar in 1965. It is found in the costal areas of Tamilnadu and Kerala in India. It grows in pours, red lateris soil with some water in summer, none at wintertime. It receives bright light to full sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres, the whole plant reach up to two meters high. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from the Greek words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή; trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name for Prof. Panchanan Maheshwari,1904-1966, an Indian botanist.

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