Monographs Details: Jatropha curcas 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 curcas L.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - Tropical America from Mexico and Bermuda through Central America and the West Indies to Chile and Paraguay. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Ciudad Bolivar, alt 35 m, 4-25 Nov 1929, Holt & Gehriger 208 (NY). BRITISH GUIANA. Waranama Ranch, Berbice River, 9 Oct 1958, Harrison & Persaud 1620 (NY). SURINAME. Way to Kwatta, Paramaribo, 7 Jun 1916, Samuels 331 (NY).

Discussion:

Type. “Habitat in America calidiore" (Linnaeus) not seen.

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