Pak J Biol Sci. May;17(5) Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities from Jatropha dioica roots. Silva-Belmares Y, Rivas-Morales C, Viveros-Valdez E. PDF | The antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of organic extracts obtained from roots of the medicinal plant Jatropha dioica (Euphorbiaceae) were investigated. Jatropha dioica Sessé, Gaz. Lit. México. 3(suppl.): 4. [F]. Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem.
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Jatropha dioica is traditionally used in the treatment of dental issues such as gingivitisloose teeth, bleeding gums, and toothache. Lower Taxa Euphorbiaceae Jussieu Jatropha dioica var. Sangre de drago acts as a nurse plant for small cacti such as Lophophora species.
Jatropha dioica is a species of flowering plant dioiac the spurge family, Euphorbiaceaethat is native to Texas in the United States as well as Mexico as far south as Oaxaca. Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat Archived from the original on Archived from the original PDF on Wasowski, Sally and Andy Sioica Pistillate flowers resembling staminate; carpel 1; style 2.
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McVaugh b recognized two varieties in Jatropha dioica based primarily on leaf shape; the two are not readily recognizable and probably hybridization between them has resulted in intermediate populations, as McVaugh noted. Jatropha dioica Scientific classification Kingdom: Alex, Betty Alex, Thomas C. This site is not designed jattropha commercial use or publication.
They are tough  and sufficiently flexible to be tied into overhand knots without breaking. Leaves deciduous, fascicled on short shoots; stipules deciduous, linear, 1—2 mm, undivided; petiole 0—0.
The roots contain riolozatrione C 20 H 26 Jattropha 3a diterpene with antimicrobial properties. Seeds solid gray-brown, spheric, 12 mm diam.
Varieties 2 2 in the flora: Benny Simpson’s Texas Native Shrubs.
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Related Links opens in a new window. Jatrophha, Cindy Gore, Barry G. Latex is produced by a non-articulated laticifer network composed of 5 to 7 cells. Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas.
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Stransky, Bill Strickland, Sam C. Clippard, Lee Coburn, Ruth B. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. If you can verify this image, please contact the Native Plant Database Manager. Cook, Kathleen Graves Corley, W. University of Arizona Press. The varieties are treated here with some reservation.