University of Texas Herbarium
Catalog #: TEX00404340
Taxon: Jatropha cathartica Teran & Berl.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Determiner: B. L. Turner
Collector: Robert Runyon   2157   
Date: 1939-07-04
Locality: United States, Texas, Cameron, 2 miles south of San Benito. Elev. 10 m.
Habitat: Habit: a low herb, branches spreading. Habitat: open ground, dry soil. Annual. Soil: Harlingen Clay, black. Flowers: paniculate on long stem. Color: scarlet. Odor: none. Month: May-Sept. Leaves: pale green, long petiola, deep lobed, incised. Fruit: a three lobed capsule. Bark: pale. Roots: perennial, long tuber. The plant will live many months after removal from the soil.
Reproductive Condition: flowering + fruiting=mid
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Record Id: 1acde050-0a71-48b7-8293-cf3d70481dad
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: George Yatskievych (george.yatskievych@austin.utexas.edu)
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