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Jatropha hybrid (white flowers CIF2-145)


Jatropha hybrid (white flowers CIF2-145)

Family Name: Euphorbiaceae


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet Type
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Tree
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Woody shrub with erect growth habit.
Foliage Leaves with 3 or 5 pointed lobes have a green, slightly waxy upper surface and a mottled purple and green lower surface.
Flowers White, star-shaped flowers are composed of 5 narrowly obovate petals. The inflorescence is composed of 90-130 unisexual flowers.
Fruit This hybrid seldom produces fruits.

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Powdery / Waxy Bloom
Foliar Type Simple / Unifoliate
Foliar Arrangement Along Stem Alternate
Foliar Attachment to Stem Petiolate
Foliar Shape(s) Non-Palm Foliage (Palmate)
Foliar Venation Palmate
Foliar Apex - Tip Acute
Foliar Base Truncate / Square

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White
Flower Texture(s) Smooth
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal
Flower Symmetry Radial
Individual Flower Shape Stellate / Star-shaped

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Master ID 31408
Species ID 5805
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Species record last updated on: 20 April 2020.