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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Jatropha cordata (papelío, sangrengado)


Jatropha cordata in thornscrub west of Alamos, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Jatropha cordata in thornscrub, Sierra de Mazatán, Sonora. Photo: Cory Martin
Two images above: The reddish inner surface of the papery peel and the red-gold newly-exposed bark are characteristic colors of Jatropha cordata and help distinguish it from peeling Bursera species. Photos: Mark Dimmitt

Foliage of Jatropha cordata (more elongate than usual). Photo: Mark Dimmitt