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Author: Nambiyath P.Balakrishnan, 1962
Origin:  Southern India
Soil:  Rich - Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  90 Centimetres
Flower:  White
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Heyne's Jatropha
Synonyms:  Jatropha heterophylla, B.Heyne ex Hook.f.

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Nambiyath Puthansurayil Balakrishnan in 1962. It is found in southern India, growing in a rich but well drained soil with some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to twelve centimetres or more, the whole plant up to 90 centimetres or more. The small flowers are white.

The genera name from the Greek words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή; trophe meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name after Benjamin Heyne, 1770-1819, a botanist stationed in Madras, India.

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