Family Euphorbiaceae
Basionym Jatropha costaricensis G. L. Webster & Poveda
Original Identification Jatropha costaricensis Webster & Poveda
Current Taxon Jatropha costaricensis G. L. Webster & Poveda
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Brittonia 30(2): 265-270. 1978.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 290253
Primary Collector Grady L. Webster
Collector Number 22160
Collection Date 4 Aug 1977
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Guanacaste
Plant Location Notes Playas del Coco, deciduous thorn woodland on slopes of metamorphic rock, SW side of Bahia El Coco, alt. 5-15 m. 10.33 N, 85.42 ½ W.
Plant Description Notes Locally common shrub or tree 2-4 m high; bark brown, not noticeably peeling; plants dioecious; fls. white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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