Jatropha villosa Wight

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (Spurge Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : AMLA FAMILY (आँवला फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Jatropha wightiana Müll.Arg.; Jatropha peltata Wight
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Jatropha villosa Wight
  • Vernacular name :
    • Thanakku (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Tropical dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Dindigul district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
    • Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Jatropha villosa. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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