Jatropha curcas L. [Euphorbiaceae]

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Muthu Karthick

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Sep 4, 2010, 2:02:11 AM9/4/10
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Name: Jatropha curcas L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Tamil name: Kaatamanakku

Date: 28 Aug 2010
Location: Moyar river bank, Sathyamangalam wls; TN
Native of Tropical America
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tanay bose

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Sep 4, 2010, 2:44:05 AM9/4/10
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Nice catch Muthu
One of the economical plant
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Satish Phadke

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Sep 6, 2010, 5:28:08 AM9/6/10
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Nice picture of what is called as diesel plant.

Muthu Karthick

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Sep 6, 2010, 5:32:02 AM9/6/10
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Many thanks Tanayji and Phadkeji,
English names: Physic nut, Purging nut, pulza
Mostly the plant is cultivated for shade fencing

Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Sep 9, 2010, 9:34:55 AM9/9/10
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Physic nut (Jatropha curcas) seeds are violently purgative. All parts of the plant are poisonous.
See the link:

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