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Author: Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1894
Origin:  Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  75 Centimetres
Flower:  Reddish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  By mistake: Jatropha pruinifolia

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1894. It is found in Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the single stem can reach 75 centimetres. The flowers are reddish.

The genera name from the Greek words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή; trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name means 'with leaves like Prunus'.

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