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Common name
 
Synonym
Adenoropium gossypiifolium , (L.) Pohl.
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Summary
Jatropha gossypiifolia is a shrub approximately 1.5m in height. A native of Brazil, it now has a pantropical distribution. Often planted and cultivated as an ornamental, Jatropha gossypiifolia adapts to different types of habitats but prefers disturbed drylands, savannah or pasture. It can form dense stands which limit the regeneration of native plants. Jatropha gossypiifolia is often regarded as a pasture weed. Its seeds are toxic to humans.

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Compiler: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)

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Publication date: 2008-04-01

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Jatropha gossypiifolia. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/speciesname/Jatropha+gossypiifolia on 07-12-2021.

Countries (or multi-country features) with distribution records for Jatropha gossypiifolia
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NATIVE RANGE
  • guadeloupe
  • martinique
  • saint barthelemy
  • saint martin (french part)
Informations on Jatropha gossypiifolia has been recorded for the following locations. Click on the name for additional informations.
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Bibliography
9 references found for Jatropha gossypiifolia

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General information
Centre des ressources biologiques. Plantes tropicales. INRA-CIRAD. 2007.
Summary: Available from: http://collections.antilles.inra.fr/ [Accessed 31 March 2008]
Conservatoire Botanique National De Mascarin (BOULLET V. coord.) 2007. - Jatropha gossypiifolia Index de la flore vasculaire de la R�union (Trach�ophytes) : statuts, menaces et protections. - Version 2007.1
Summary: Base de donn�es sur la flore de la R�union. De nombreuses informations tr�s utiles.
Available from: http://flore.cbnm.org/index2.php?page=taxon&num=79f69230354b71206fb723c571cce58b [Accessed March 2008]
Florence J., Chevillotte H., Ollier C. & Meyer J.-Y. 2007. Caesalpinia decapetala. Base de donn�es botaniques Nadeaud de l Herbier de la Polyn�sie fran�aise (PAP).
Summary: Base de donn�es sur le flore de Polyn�sie Fran�aise.
Available from: http://www.herbier-tahiti.pf/Selection_Taxonomie.php?id_tax=3572 [Accessed 26 March 2008]
Fournet, J. 2002. Flore illustr�e des phan�rogames de guadeloupe et de Martinique. CIRAD-Gondwana editions.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Jatropha gossypiifolia (Pohl) Ezcurra
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=TSN&search_value=28337 [Accessed 1 April 2008]
MacKee, H.S. 1994. Catalogue des plantes introduites et cultiv�es en Nouvelle-Cal�donie, 2nd edn. MNHN, Paris.
Summary: Cet ouvrage liste 1412 taxons (esp�ces, sous esp�ces et vari�t�s) introduits en Nouvelle-Cal�donie. L auteur pr�cise dans la majorit� des cas si l esp�ce est cultiv�e ou naturalis�e.
Meyer, J.-Y., Loope, L., Sheppard, A., Munzinger, J., Jaffre, T. 2006. Les plantes envahissantes et potentiellement envahissantes dans l archipel n�o-cal�donien : premi�re �valuation et recommandations de gestion. in M.-L. Beauvais et al. (2006) : Les esp�ces envahissantes dans l�archipel n�o-cal�donien, Paris, IRD �ditions, 260 p.+ c�d�rom.
PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk), 2007. Jatropha gossypiifolia
Summary: Available from: http://www.hear.org/pier/species/jatropha_gossypiifolia.htm [Accessed March 2008]
Contact
The following 1 contacts offer information an advice on Jatropha gossypiifolia
Meyer,
Jean-Yves
Geographic region: Pacific, Indian Ocean
Ecosystem: Terrestrial
Expert in the botany of French Polynesia and the Pacific Islands, and has worked on ecology and biological control of Miconia calvescens in French Polynesia.
Organization:
D�l�gation � la Recherche
Address:
D�l�gation � la Recherche, Gouvernement de Polyn�sie fran�aise. B.P. 20981, 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, Polyn�sie fran�aise
Phone:
689 47 25 60
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Recommended citation
(2021). Jatropha gossypiifolia. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).