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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Bellyache bush

Jatropha gossypiifolia
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported only in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for disturbed areas and edges of hammocks on the island of Key West.

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Jatropha gossypiifolia
Copyright by: Rosimar Rivera