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Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Bellyache bush

Jatropha gossypiifolia
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Jatropha gossypiifolia has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Cape Romano - Ten Thousand Islands Aquatic Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
Virginia Key Beach Park and Marine Stadium Present Not Native, Naturalized

Jatropha gossypiifolia has been found in the following 3 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Naturalized
Miami-Dade County Not Native, Naturalized
Monroe County (Keys)

Jatropha gossypiifolia has been found in the following habitat :
Disturbed Upland

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Jatropha gossypiifolia
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera