Definition of Genus Jatropha
1. Noun. A mainly tropical genus of American plant belonging to the family Euphorbiaceae.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Jatropha Curcus, Physic Nut
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Jatropha
Literary usage of Genus Jatropha
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1. A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Microscope: Including the Different by John Thomas Quekett (1852)
"The author has lately been informed by his friend, JB Estlin, Esq., of Bristol, that an oil, extracted from the berries of a shrub of the genus Jatropha, ..."
2. Natal Plants: Descriptions and Figures of Natal Indigenous Plants, with by John Medley Wood, Maurice Smethurst Evans (1899)
"211. Drawn and described from specimens gathered near Durban, September, 1898. The genus Jatropha includes about 68 species, all natives of tropical, ..."
3. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"... is the upper free end finely pointed; in the species of the genus Jatropha, in Loasaceae, and in nettles, the extremity is swollen into a small head, ..."
4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1873)
"... plant disappeared altogether, and another specimen of the genus Jatropha, which was afterwards introduced, vanished in the like mysterious manner. ..."
5. A Treatise on Poisons: In Relation to Medical Jurisprudence, Physiology, and by Robert Christison (1836)
"The plants of the genus Jatropha, belonging to the same natural family, have all of them the same acrid properties as the castor-oil tree. ..."