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Bellyache Bush

Jatropha gossypiifolia L.

Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings   cc-by-nc

Jatropha gossypiifolia (Bellyache Bush) is a species of shrub in the family Euphorbiaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to RondôNia, Pará, GoiáS, Martinique, Paraná, Amazônia, Tocantins, SãO Paulo, Guadeloupe, U.S. Virgin Islands, The Contiguous United States, Minas Gerais, Maranhao, Distrito Federal, Puerto Rico, Bahia, Rio De Janeiro, Mato Grosso Do Sul, Pernambuco, Saint Martin, Ceará, and Saint Barthelemy. They have simple, broad leaves and loculicidal capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Eurema hecabe and Honey bee. Individuals can grow to 2 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of bellyache bush. View this species on GBIF