EPPO Global Database

Jatropha gossypiifolia(IATGO)

Code created in: 2001-10-18

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: IATGO
  • Preferred name: Jatropha gossypiifolia
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, South America (except southern cone). Introduced in Indian peninsula, Indochina, Malesia, a few west and central African countries, New Guinea, Australia

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Adenorhopium gossypifolium Pohl
Jatropha glandulifera Roxburgh

Common names
Name Language
bellyache bush English
cottonleaf physic nut English (AU)
jatrophe à feuilles de cotonnier French
cimarrona Spanish
higuereta Spanish
jaquillo Spanish
tua-tua Spanish
chagas-velhas Portuguese (BR)
pinhão-roxo Portuguese (BR)
raiz-de-tiu Portuguese (BR)