Jatropha

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jatropha

(ˈdʒætrəfə)
n
any plant of the genus Jatropha, esp the poisonous shrub Jatropha curcas, originating in Central America but also found in Asia and Africa; used mainly as a component for biofuel
[from Greek iatros physician + trophē nourishment]
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Noun1.jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family EuphorbiaceaeJatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Euphorbiaceae, family Euphorbiaceae, spurge family - a family of plants of order Geraniales
Jatropha curcus, physic nut - small tropical American tree yielding purple dye and a tanning extract and bearing physic nuts containing a purgative oil that is poisonous in large quantities
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The search strategy contained the combination of the following terms: "Jatropha gossypiifolia" OR "Jatropha gossypifolia" OR "Jatropha gossipyifolia" OR "Manihot gossypiifolia" OR "Adenoropium gossypiifolium" OR "Adenoropium elegans" OR "Jatropha elegans" OR "Jatropha staphysagriifolia" OR "pinhao roxo" OR "pinhao-roxo" OR "piao roxo" OR "piao-roxo" OR "peaoroxo" OR "peao roxo" OR "batata-de-teu" OR "bata de teu" OR "erva-purgante" OR "erva purgante" OR "jalapao" OR "mamoninha" OR "raiz-de-teiu" OR "raiz de teiu" OR "peaocurador" OR "peao curador" OR "peao-paje" OR "peao paje" OR "piao-caboclo" OR "piao caboclo" OR "black physicnut" OR "bellyache bush".
Adenoropium gossypiifolium (L.) Pohl, Manihot gossypiifolia (L.) Crantz, Adenoropium elegans Pohl, Jatropha elegans Kl., Jatropha staphysagriifolia Mill., Jatropha gossypifolia, and Jatropha gossipyifolia are botanical synonymous of J.