Peregrina

Jatropha integerrima (Euphorbiaceae)

Characteristics

Ornamental, evergreen, rounded or narrow domed, succulent shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall. In cultivation usually smaller. Grows in frost-free climates. Leaves glossy-green, lobed to oval. Clusters of scarlet flowers with bright yellow stamens year-round.

Distribution

Native to Cuba, but widely grown as ornamental in many tropical and subtropical countries and often persistent after cultivation.

Natural Medical  Properties

No known.

Did you know?

Peregrina is closely related (same subfamily) to Cassava (Manihot esculenta, #67) and Garden Croton (Codiaeum variegatum, #104).

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species