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  Jatropha multifida
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Jatropha multifida L., Sp. Pl. 1006. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 383. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1340(937). 1925; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 368. 1984; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 226. 2007; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 653. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 756. 2009.
  Malayalam Name(s): Churakkalli
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Coral plant, Physic nut, Small physic nut
  Description: Large shrubs. Leaves alternate, orbicular, 7.5-12.5 cm wide, palmately divided into 5-11 lobes; lobes lanceolate-acute or elliptic-acute, long-petioled. Flowers coral red, borne on many-flowered, long-pedunculate, flat-topped terminal cymes. Fruit(capsule) 3-lobed, about 2.5 cm long, obovate, smooth, yellowish when ripe.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-May
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Grown in gardens
  Distribution: Tropical and Subtropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Red
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
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