Gout plant

Scientific Name :
Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Synonym(s) :
Local/Common name(s) :
Gout plant, Bottle euphorbia, Tartogo
Family :
Euphorbiaceae
Habit :
Shrubs
Flowering/Fruiting Time :
Throughout
Habitat :
Endemic :
No
Status (IUCN) :
Distribution :
Native to Central America; Kerala: throughout (planted)
Nativity :
Exotic
Uses :
Ornamental
Description (Morphology) :

Shrub with bottle or belly shaped trunk and clusters of tiny, coral-like flowers on long stems and large, lobed leaves, makes for an unusual looking plant. Leaves arge, lobed, peltate and somewhat succulent. Flowers grow on long stems, brilliant red in colour.

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