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Jatropha

(jat'rō-fă),
A genus of plants of the family Euphorbiaceae; a poisonous plant found in eastern Africa and the West Indies.
[G. iatros, physician, + trophē, nourishment]

Jatropha

a genus of the plant family Euphorbiaceae; some plants contain unidentified purgatives and cause diarrhea. Includes J. curcas (physic or purging nut), J. gossypifolia (bellyache bush), J. stimulosa (spurge nettle); others cause cyanide poisoning, e.g. J. multifida (umbrella tree, coral bush).
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The Jatropha seeds were sourced from a reliable Jatropha plantation in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.
Toxicity from ingestion of Jatropha curcas ('saboo dum') seeds in Thai children.
The genus Jatropha contains 175 known species which belong to the family Euphorbiaceae [1].
Erdtman (1952) was the first one to study Jatropha pollen, proposing the descriptive term "crotonoid" to characterize the type of sculptural pattern of the exine found in some members of the family Euphorbiaceae, especially in the subfamily Crotonoideae.
belonging to the same family as Jatropha, is well known as Tung tree and native to Southern China with a subtropical climate.
Detoxification enables production of nutritious Jatropha by-products to be used as high protein supplement for fish, shrimp, poultry, sheep and other livestock species.
Phytochemical analysis and toxicological evaluation of the methanolic extract of Jatropha tanjorensis leaf.
Jatropha curcas has acquired global interest and significant economic importance for its seed oil which can be converted to biodiesel, and is emerging as an alternative to petro-diesel (Sosa-Segura et al.