Jatropha integerrima Jacq.

Sub-Family: Not available
English Name: Spicy Jatropha
Synonym: Adenoropium integerrimum (Jacq.)Pohl.
Common Name: Coral Plant, Peregrina, Physic nut
Flowering & Fruiting Period: Throughout the year
Distribution: Native of Carribean islands
Habitat: Grown as garden plant
Uses: Ornamental.
Key Characteristics: Jatrophaintegerrima are evergreen woody shrub or small tree, able to grow up to about 4.5 m tall and with a spread of 2 - 3 m wide. Green leaves, oblong to obovate in shape and sometimes three-lobed, simple and alternate arrangement. Flowers: Separate male and female flowers on the same plant, red in colour, usually in clusters. Oval-shaped fruit, green in colour.