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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Jatropha curcas L.
Nutmeg plant, Barbados nut, Physic nut

Jatropha curcas
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Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

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

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Sparingly naturalized. An herbarium voucher is needed for the Monroe County Keys.

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Jatropha curcas has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge Present Not Native, Naturalized




Jatropha curcas has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Jatropha curcas
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Jatropha curcas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Jatropha curcas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Jatropha curcas
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr