Taxon: Jatropha dioica Sesse

Genus: Jatropha
Family: Euphorbiaceae
  Subfamily: Crotonoideae
      Tribe: Jatropheae
Nomen number: 400552
Place of publication: V. Cervantes, Gaz. lit. Méx. 3: supl. 4. 1794
Name Verified on: 05-Sep-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Sep-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • leatherstem  (Source: F Tex) - English
  • leatherwood  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - English
  • sangre de drago  (Source: F Tex) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide F Valle Mexico; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (to livestock fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Coahuila, - Durango, - Nuevo Leon, - San Luis Potosi, - Tamaulipas, - Zacatecas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Hidalgo, - Jalisco, - Oaxaca, - Puebla


  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Dehgan, B. 2012. Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 110:229-233.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae. 2000 (L Euphorb)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Kingsbury, J. M. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. 1964 (Kingsbury)
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • McVaugh, R. Botanical results of the Sessé & Mociño expedition (1787-1803). Vii. A guide to relevant scientific names of plants. 2000 (Bot Sesse & Mocino) 236.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora fanerogámica del Valle de México. 1979- (F Valle Mex)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)


Check other web resources for Jatropha dioica Sesse :