Jatropha gossypiifolia-ಚಿಕ್ಕ ಕಾಡ ಹರಳು

Kingdom: Plantae

Clade: Angiosperms

Order: Malpighiales

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Genus: Jatropha

Species: J. gossypiifolia


Jatropha gossypiifolia, commonly known as bellyache bush, black physicnut or cotton-leaf physicnut, is a species of flowering plant in the family, Euphorbiaceae.. The species is native to Mexico, Philippines, South America, Gujarat State (India), and the Caribbean islands.

It grows to 2.5–4 m (8.2–13.1 ft) high. The three lobed leaves are purple and sticky when young and become bright green with age. The small red flowers with yellow centres appear in clusters. These are followed by cherry-sized seed pods that are poisonous.