Preferred Scientific Name; Jatropha gossypiifolia .. IATGO (Jatropha gossypifolia) The genus Jatropha belongs to the tribe Jatrophieae of. Flowering class: Dicot Habit: Shrub Distribution notes: Exotic. Jatropha gossypifolia is used in folkloric system to manage emesis and gastrointestinal motility disorders such as constipation and diarrhea. The present study.

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Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants. Flower bracts are linear-lanceolate with glandular margins Dehgan and Webster, Australian Journal of Botany, Different parts of this plant, such as leaves, stems, roots, seeds, and latex, are used in different forms of preparation infusion, decoction, and maceration, among othersby different routes and forms oral, topical, baths, etc.

Flowers unisexual, regular, 5-merous, dark red; male flowers with elliptical-lanceolate calyx lobes c. Liogier, ; Csurhes, ; Padua et al. Risk and Impact Factors Top of page Invasiveness Proved invasive outside its native range Has a broad native range Highly adaptable to different environments Is a habitat generalist Tolerates, or benefits from, cultivation, browsing pressure, mutilation, fire etc Pioneering in disturbed areas Tolerant of shade Capable of securing and ingesting a wide range gossypifoliz food Highly mobile locally Benefits from human association i.

A Jatropha gossypifo,ia are three-celled with one seed per cell and is the common red species planted around houses with some known therapeutic qualities. Weeds of Alice Springs.


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Title Jjatropha purple fruits and flowers Caption Darwin purple leaf biotype fruits and flowers. PO Box 42, MeredithAustralia: In this work, by a bioguided isolation, the irritant polyunsaturated ester ogssypifolia was isolated from the ether extract from the seeds of J. The stem sap, however, was strongly active against the snail Lymnaea acuminata in its aquatic environment. Hexane extracts of the fresh fruits showed significant activity against fungi and some bacteria.

Handbooks for genebanks no. Jatropha elegans Pohl Klotzsch, in Seeman.

Jatropha gossypiifolia (bellyache bush)

Published online May Hnatiuk, ; Wheeler et al. By physically removing the plants they are confident that plants have been killed. Main toxins include purgative oil and curcin, which is found mainly in the seeds and also in the fruit and sap Chopra and Badhwar, ; Simonsen, ; Gardner and Bennetts, ; Morton, ; Joubert et al.

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. However, in the chronic toxicological study thirteen weeks of treatmentthis extract showed significant oral chronic toxicity in rats [ 17 ].

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Tea made from bark is used in Nigeria to cure intestinal worms Irvine, However, large-scale seedling recruitment generally occurs following the initiation of control activities.

Invasive plant species in Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. Title Ant-chewed and intact seeds Caption Ant-chewed and intact gossypifolja bush seeds. King S, Wirf L, Observations by the authors suggest that once seedlings reach about 20 cm in size they are very hardy and will generally tolerate extreme environmental conditions. A taxonomic characteristic of the genus Jatropha is the occurrence of either latex-cells or latex vessels Rao and Malaviya, The kernel is enclosed in a very thin membrane endotegmen.


Begg J, Gaskin T, Title Ant-chewed and intact seeds. Dehgan found that short days result in production of more male flowers, while long days caused either a drastic increase in or total change to female flowers.

Jatropha gossypiifolia

Seed dispersal of a myrmecochorous weed, bellyache bush Jatropha gossypiifolia in riparian landscapes of northern Queensland. Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin leaves, flowers jatropah fruits leaves and inflorescences young leaves with glands glands. In severe intoxications, dehydration and haemorrhagic gastroenteritis can occur, as well as central nervous system and cardiovascular depression and collapse.

It was introduced to the Northern Territory in along with other Jatropha species, probably for medicinal and ornamental purposes Anon.

Castor oil or castor bean has considerably larger leaves which grow cm across sometimes larger with jatropa to 9 pointed lobes with serrated edges compared with deeply divided lobes with sticky denticulate edges covered with extra-floral nectaries of J.

Western Australia maroon leaf bellyache bush biotype.