Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Cultivated)

Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I.M.Johnst., Contr. Gray Herb. 68: 86 1923. (syn: Cnidoscolus aconitifolius subsp. aconitifolius ; Cnidoscolus chaya Lundell; Cnidoscolus chayamansa McVaugh; Cnidoscolus fragrans (Kunth) Pohl; Cnidoscolus longipedunculatus (Brandegee) Pax & K.Hoffm.; Cnidoscolus napifolius (Desr.) Pohl; Cnidoscolus palmatus (Willd.) Pohl; Cnidoscolus quinquelobatus (Mill.) León; Jatropha aconitifolia Mill.; Jatropha aconitifolia var. multipartita Müll.Arg.; Jatropha aconitifolia var. palmata (Willd.) Müll.Arg.; Jatropha aconitifolia var. papaya (Medik.) Pax; Jatropha deutziiflora Croizat; Jatropha fragrans Kunth; Jatropha longipedunculata Brandegee; Jatropha napifolia Desr.; Jatropha palmata Willd.; Jatropha palmata Sessé & Moc. ex Cerv.; Jatropha papaya Medik.; Jatropha quinqueloba Sessé; Jatropha quinquelobata Mill.; Jatropha urens var. inermis Calvino; Jatropha urens var. longipedunculata Brandegee);

Mexico to C. America as per WCSP;

Belize; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Leeward Is.; Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Nicaragua; Panam; Peru; Puerto Rico; Trinidad-Tobago; Venezuela; Venezuelan Antilles; Windward Is. as per Catalogue of Life;

Common name: Tree Spinach, Tread Softly, Cabbage Star, Chaya


Please correct me if I am wrong in identifying this shrub, photographed in cultivated form from Panipat, Haryana..
I hope this is Cnidoscolus aconitifolius (Mill.) I.M. Johnst. ....
And this probably is an addition to our database... 




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