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  Jatropha villosa
 
  Family: EUPHORBIACEAE
  Citation:  Jatropha villosa Wight, Ic. t. 1159. 1846; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 286. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 293. 2002; N.P.Balakr. & Chakrab., Fam. Euphorbiaceae India 227. 2007. Jatropha wightiana Muell.-Arg. in DC., Prodr. 15: 1080. 1866; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 383. 1887; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1340(937). 1925. Jatropha peltata Wight, Ic. t. 1169. 1848.
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  Description: Undershrubs, white tomentose. Leaves to 10 x 11 cm, broadly ovate, orbicular, lobes shallow, linear, basally 3-5 nerved, puberulus above, densely white tomentose below. Cymes terminal, to 5 cm; bracts 3 mm, linear, pubescent; calyx tube 1 mm, lobes 5 mm, oblong, imbricate, pubescent; corolla tube 4 mm, lobes 5 mm, oblong, pubescent; stamens 7-8, filaments connate, 3 mm, branched above, anthers 2 mm, oblong; disc of 5 glands, 0.5 mm, oblong.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-April
  District(s): Idukki, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests
  Distribution: Peninsular India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to: Peninsular India
  IUCN status:
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  Localities: Chengamperu, Kuchimudi
   
 
   
 
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