physic nut

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Noun1.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
genus Jatropha, Jatropha - a mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Abstract: The objective of this work was to report the occurrence of Empoasca kraemeri in plantations of physic nut (Jatropha curcas) in Mato Grosso do Sul, in the municipalities of Anastacio, Chapadao do Sul, Dourados, Eldorado, Nova Andradina and Rio Brilhante.
Silage pH value (Table 1), except the silages containing physic nut cake in the concentrations 3 and 9% (4.7 and 5.2 units, respectively), indicated appropriate conditions for the development of a good fermentation process, according to the values indicated by MCDONALD et al.
Two species of true bugs, Leptoglossus zonatus (Dallas) (Heteroptera: Coreidae) and Pachycoris klugii Burmeister (Heteroptera: Scutelleridae) are registered for the first time feeding on fruits of the physic nut, Jatropha curcas, in Mexico.
curcas (L.) the common name physic nut, known as Purgative nut, Barbados nut, Retanjot etc., belongs to the family Euphorbiaceae.
Seeds of physic nut (Jatropha curcas L.) may present an oil content of approximately 50 %, representing a promising alternative for biodiesel production (Mendonga & Laviola, 2009).
curcas L is a member of the family Euphorbiaceae and also known as a physic nut, purging nut, Barbados nut and purgeerboontjie.
The species Pachycoris torridus (Scopoli, 1772) is popularly known as "stink bug of physic nut", due to their attacks to culture of physic nut (Jatropha curcas Linnaeus) (Silva et al., 1968).
Their topics include challenges for thermophilic biohydrogen production at the industrial scale, challenges to and opportunities for microbial fuel cells, potentials of Oscillatoria annae in producing bioethanol by degrading selected lignocellulosics, challenges and strategies in harnessing the potential of lignocellulosic biofuels, the effect of antioxidants on the long-term storage stability and oxidation stability of Pongamia pinnata and Jatropha cursus biodiesel, and the effect of fungal biotic stress on the physic nut. Distributed in the US by CRC Press, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group.
curcas is known as Pinon (physic nut) and can be found as living fences in several states, both in the Pacific slope and along the Gulf of Mexico (Makkar et al.