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Jatropha  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 28330

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): nettlespurge [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyEuphorbiaceae  – spurge, euphorbes  
                               GenusJatropha L. – nettlespurge  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Jatropha capensis (L. f.) Sond.  
                                  Species Jatropha cardiophylla (Torr.) Müll. Arg. – sangre de cristo 
                                  Species Jatropha cathartica Terán & Berl. – Berlandier's nettlespurge 
                                  Species Jatropha cinerea (Ortega) Müll. Arg. – ashy jatropha, Arizona nettlespurge 
                                  Species Jatropha costaricensis G.L. Webster & Poveda – Costa Rican jatropha 
                                  Species Jatropha cuneata Wiggins & Rollins – limberbush, leatherplant, physicnut 
                                  Species Jatropha curcas L. – physic nut, Barbados nut 
                                  Species Jatropha dioica Sessé ex Cerv. – leatherstem 
                                  Species Jatropha gossypiifolia L. – bellyache bush 
                                  Species Jatropha hernandiifolia Vent. – wild oilnut 
                                  Species Jatropha integerrima Jacq. – peregrina 
                                  Species Jatropha macrorhiza Benth. – ragged jatropha, ragged nettlespurge 
                                  Species Jatropha multifida L. – coralbush 
                                  Species Jatropha pelargoniifolia Courbon  
                                  Species Jatropha podagrica Hook. – goutystalk nettlespurge 
                                  Species Jatropha spinosa Vahl  

  Expert: Paul E. Berry, PhD  
  Notes: Director, University of Michigan Herbarium   
  Reference for: Jatropha    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Euphorbia Planetary Biodiversity Inventory database, database (version 2016)  
  Acquired: 2016   
  Notes: Riina, R. and Berry, P.E. (coordinators). 2016. Euphorbia Planetary Biodiversity Inventory database. Available from Tolkin (   
  Reference for: Jatropha   
  Source: Malpighiales of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Jatropha   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Jatropha   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Jatropha   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Jatropha   
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