Jatropha
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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Jatropha

Barbados nut
bellyache bush
coralbush
leatherstem
mulberry
nettlespurge
peregrina
physicnut
wild oilnut

Hierarchical position of the Genus Jatropha

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
  
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
  
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
  
   Classis  Rosopsida Batsch
pub. Dispos. Gen. Pl. Jenens.: 28. 1788.
  
   Subclassis  Dilleniidae Takht. ex Reveal & Tahkt.
pub. 1993
  
   SuperOrdo  Euphorbianae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Novon 2: 236. 1992.
  
   Ordo  Euphorbiales Lindl.
pub. Nix. Pl.: 13. 17 Sep 1833.
  
   Familia  Euphorbiaceae Juss.
pub. Gen. Pl.: 384. 4 Aug 1789.
common name: Spurges
  
   Subfamilia  Jatrophoideae Baill. ex Hassk.
pub. Flora 42: 647. 7 Nov 1859.
  
   Tribus  Jatropheae Baill.
pub. Hist. Pl. 5: 156, 179. Jan-Apr 1874.
  
   Subtribus  Jatrophinae Meisn.
pub. Pl. Vasc. Gen.: Tab. Diagn. 341, Comm. 253. 18-24 Jul 1841.
  
   Genus  Jatropha L.
pub. (1753)
common name: nettlespurge
  

Named members of the Genus Jatropha

1
   Species  aconitifolia Miller
syn. Cnidoscolus aconitifolius
2
   Species  cardiophylla (Torr.) Muell.-Arg.
common name: sangre de cristo  (Mexico)
3
   Species  cathartica Teran & Berl.
common name: Berlandier's nettlespurge
4
   Species  cinerea (Ortega) Muell.-Arg.
common name: Arizona nettlespurge
5
   Species  cuneata Wiggins & Rollins
common name: physicnut
6
   Species  curcas L.
common name: Barbados nut, mulberry, quauhayohuatli  (Nahuatl Aztec)
  
7
   Species  dioica Sess´┐Ż ex Cerv.
 
8
   Varietas  dioica
common name: leatherstem
9
   Varietas  graminea McVaugh
common name: leatherstem
10
   Species  gossypiifolia L.
 
11
   Varietas  elegans (Pohl) Muell.-Arg.
common name: bellyache bush
12
   Varietas  gossypiifolia
common name: bellyache bush
13
   Species  hernandiifolia Vent.
 
14
   Varietas  hernandiifolia
common name: wild oilnut
15
   Varietas  portoricensis (Millsp.) Urban
common name: wild oilnut
16
   Species  integerrima Jacq.
 
17
   Varietas  hastata (Jacq.) Fosberg
common name: peregrina
18
   Varietas  integerrima
common name: peregrina
19
   Species  macrorhiza Benth.
 
20
   Varietas  septemfida Engelm.
common name: ragged nettlespurge
21
   Species  manihot L.
syn. Manihot esculenta
22
   Species  multifida L.
common name: coralbush
23
   Species  podagrica Hook.
common name: goutystalk nettlespurge
24
   Species  spathula Muell. Arg.
25
   Species  texana Muell.-Arg.
syn. Cnidoscolus texanus
26
   Species  urens L.
syn. Cnidoscolus urens

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

Additional information is available in the commercial version of The Compleat Botanica software for species with this symbol.

 

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.

 

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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