Coral bush

Scientific Name :
Jatropha multifida L.
Synonym(s) :
Local/Common name(s) :
Churakkalli, Coral bush
Family :
Euphorbiaceae
Habit :
Shrubs
Flowering/Fruiting Time :
August-May
Habitat :
Grown in gardens
Endemic :
No
Status (IUCN) :
Distribution :
Tropical and Subtropical America
Nativity :
Exotic
Uses :
Medicine
Description (Morphology) :

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.

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