A New Species of Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae) from Nicaragua

Grady L. Webster
1987 Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden  
A new species, Jatropha stevensii, is described from collections in Dept. Boaco in Nicaragua. It may be assigned to subg. Curcas and appears related to Jatropha fremontioides, a species from southern Mexico. Jatropha stevensii represents yet another extension of the Mexican xerophytic element into Central America, and the second record for Jatropha subg. Curcas. I I wish to thank Ms. Lynn Gillespie for the photograph of the type collection.
doi:10.2307/2399266 fatcat:36e654el3napvmprelagcuxeja