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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Jatropha pelargoniifolia
 


A plant I found in Oman

  
Author:  Alfred Courbon 1862
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Oman, Saudi Arabia.
Soil:  Grit or Sand
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 Centimetres
Height:  20-200 Centimetres
Flower:  Yellowish
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Jatropha villosa var. pelargoniifolia, Chiov. 1929

The sap turns red real fast.

It was only the fruit that gave its ID.

It can grow into small bushes

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was given this name by Alfred Courbon in 1862. It is found in dan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Yemen, Oman and Saudi Arabia, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to ten centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 20 centimetres in height. The flowers are yellowish.