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Photo by Berry Rice of a Cnidoscolus albomaculatus
which should be the same.

Author: Ferdinand Albin Pax, 1931
Origin:  Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  130 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Might be: Cnidoscolus albomaculatus, Ivan Murray Johnston, 1923.
Cnidoscolus campanulatus, Pax.
Cnidoscolus hasslerianus,
Cnidoscolus inaequalis,
Cnidoscolus spathulatus,
Cnidoscolus tetracyclus,
Pax & K.Hoffm.
Jatropha albomaculata,
Jatropha albomaculata
var. nana, Pax.
Jatropha albomaculata
var. stimulosissima, Pax.
Jatropha albomaculata
var. subcuneata, Pax.
Jatropha campanulata,
Jatropha hassleriana,
Jatropha vitifolia f. nana,
Chodat & Hassl.
Jatropha vitifolia f. stimulosissima,
Chodat & Hassl.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Ferdinand Albin Pax in 1831. It is found in the lowlands of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The Caudex can grow to ten centimetres, the whole plant up to 130 centimetres in height.

The name is derived from the Greek words κνίδη (knide), meaning 'nettle' and σκολος (skolos), meaning 'thorn' or 'prickle'. The species name after Emil Hassler, 1864 - 1937, a Swiss physician, ethnographer, naturalist and botanist.