Monographs Details: Jatropha gossypifolia L.
Authority: Maguire, Bassett. 1967. The botany of the Guayana Highland--Part VII. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 17: 1-439.
Family:Euphorbiaceae
Scientific Name:Jatropha gossypifolia L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tropical America from the Bahamas and southern Mexico to southern Brazil and Paraguay. VENEZUELA. Amazonas: great rapids of the Orinoco, Crystalline Caja 1-1.5 km E of Hotel Amazonas, Puerto Ayacucho, alt 120 m, 7 Nov 1953, Maguire, Wurdack & Bunting 36048 (NY); Bolivar: Ciudad Bolivar, alt 35 m, 4-25 Nov 1929, Holt & Gehriger 3 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Mahaica, on coast 20 miles E of Georgetown, 5 Nov 1919, Hitchcock 16788 (NY); Plaisance, east coast, 15 Sep 1953, Fanshawe 3479, R. N. 7075 (NY); waste ground, Demerara, 7 May 1958, Harrison 889 (NY); Waranama land, Bartica River, 12 Jun 1958, Harrison 1109 (NY). SURINAME. Locality not given, Hostmann 460 (NY).

Discussion:

Type. “Habitat in America meridionali” (Linnaeus). Not seen.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Guyana South America| Suriname South America|