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  Jatropha tanjorensis
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Jatropha tanjorensis Ellis & Saroja, Journ. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 58: 834.1961; Ramach., Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 3: 661.1982; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 421. 1988; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 227. 2007.
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  Description: Shrub to 3 m high. Leaves alternate, shortly 5-lobed, 7.5-11 x 6.5-10 cm, thinly pubescent along nerves, base subcordate, margin serrate, serratures gland-tipped, apex acute; petiole 6-10 cm; stipules ciliate, glandular. Cymes ca. 9 cm wide; bracts lanceolate, 1x 0.3 cm, or smaller in successive forkings; pedicel to 3 mm. Flowers polygamous; bisexual flowers 9 mm across; male ones smaller, generally opening after bisexual flowers. Outer tepals pinkish-green, unequal, lanceolate, 5-7 mm, serrate, glandular, hairy, acuminate; inner ones greenish yellow in bisexual flowers, pinkish in male, obovate, 5-7 mm, villous within at base, decurrent, obtuse. Stamens 8, free; filaments 3 mm; anthers 1 mm, bearded. Ovary 2.5 x 2 mm; styles 2 mm long.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-December
  District(s): Kannur
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  Habitat: In the plains
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Green
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
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  Localities: Tellicherry
   
 
   
 
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