Jatropha villosa Wight

 
  • Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
    (SPURGE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Euphorbiaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Jatropha wightiana Müll.Arg.; Jatropha peltata Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Jatropha villosa Wight
  • Vernacular name : Thanakku (Tamil)
  • Habit : Undershrub
  • Habitat : Dry deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on foothills to 1000m.
  • Flower, Fruit : October-April
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district, Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Dharmapuri district, Madurai district, Dindigul district
  • Endemism : Peninsular India
  • World Distribution : India
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Saldanha, C.J. (1996). Flora of Karnataka vol. 2. Oxford and IBH Publishing Co, New Delhi.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Jatropha villosa. Downloaded on 12 December 2019.

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