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Jatropha curcas

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 24548

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Jatropha curcas is cold hardy
USDA Zone:10 30° to 40°F   (-1° to +4.5°C)
Type of plant - small tree
Flower or inflorescence: GREEN-YELLOW, in terml. clusters
Fruit: capsule, oily (sow in spring)
Foliage: ov.-palm., lobes 6, 15cm. wide...latex v. irritant
Height, in meters: 8
Height, in feet: 26.40
Jatropha curcas seeds may be subject to seasonal availability
Parts of Jatropha curcas are considered toxic.

Common names for Jatropha curcas:

(tox: phorbol esters, curcanoleic acid),  (tox: toxic lectin curcin (cf ricin) diterpenoids),  (tox: WHO 1b),  Babantsi,  Barbados Nut,  Barbados-nut,  Bio-diesel Plant (seed oil, India),  Bubble- bush,  Feuilles medecinier,  Feuilles medecinier,  Frailejon,  French Physic Nut, toxic,  Grand medecinier,  Jarak Belanda,  Jarak Budeg,  Medicinier,  Medicinier Beni,  Nanyo-Aburagi,  Physic Nut,  Physic or Purging Nut, toxic,  Physicnut,  Pignon d'inde,  Pinon,  Pinon Blanco,  Pinon de l'Inde,  Pulza,  Purgenut,  Purghere,  Purgiernuss,  Purging Nut,  Purgingnut,  Ratanjyor,  Termite Plant,  Termitenbaum,  Tuba-tuba,  Tubang Bakod (Tag.), 


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Germination guide for Jatropha curcas

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Jatropha curcas seeds will usually germinate in 30-120 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Jatropha curcas seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 22°C.


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