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Heyne's Jatropha   
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Heyne's Jatropha
P Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Heyne's Jatropha
Botanical name: Jatropha heynei    Family: Euphorbiaceae (Castor family)
Synonyms: Jatropha tuberosa

Heyne's Jatropha is a subshrub with leaves alternate, deeply divided into 3 lobes, 3-nerved; lobes inverted-lanceshaped, 10-16 x 3-4 cm, base wedge-shaped, shortly decurrent, tip pointed; leaf-stalk about 8 cm. Flowers are unisexual, 6 mm across. Outer tepals ovate, 2.5 mm, blunt; inner ones oblong, 5 x 2 mm, decurrent, blunt. Stamens 8-10; filaments shortly fused, 0.6 mm; anthers 2 mm. Ovary is spherical, 3-locular; ovules 3, drooping; styles 3, free or basally fused, entire or each 2-fid. Disc-glands is 5, free, yellow. Capsule is smooth or ribbed, 3-valved; seeds ovoid, oblong or 3-gonous, carunculate. Heyne's Jatropha is found in Peninsular India.

Identification credit: Ashish Neralekar, Sushant More Photographed in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh.

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