Jatropha podagrica Hook., Bot. Mag. 74: t. 4376 1848.;
Buddha Belly Plant, Gout Plant, Tartogo, Australian bottle plant, Physic nut;

Euphorbiaceae Juss.: Jatropha podagrica Hook.:
Jatropha podagrica
Hook. Bot. Mag. 74: t. 4376. 1848.
Location: Garden plant from TBGRI, Thiruvananthapuram.


Euphorbiaceae week- Jatropha podagrica- PKA4: Fruits and Flowers of Jatropha podagrica from Mumbai.

– Indeed beautiful flowers, thanks.  Here ‘s the key from Dr. Almeida’s flora Vol IV B: 330 , for the  genus Jatropha of Euphorbiaceae



Euphorbiaceae Week: Jatropha podagrica from Delhi: Jatropha podagrica Hook.,  Bot. Mag. 74: t. 4376. 1848
Common names: Guatemalan-rhubarb, purgingnut, white-rhubarb, Budha belly plant, gout plant

Commonly grown as ornamental



Date/Time-Sep 2011
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- Private garden Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Garden
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Potted plant
Height/Length- About 1.5 ft
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Green broad
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- bright red with some peculiar central part I do not know how to describe it
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- green berries

did you look at the base… sometimes they are more interesting… often called buddha belly plant in thailand…


Jatropha podagrica from Hooghly:

The Alipore episode ended last night and i have returned to my old niche, Hooghly.
Species : Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Habit & Habitat : ornamental herb, roadside garden
Date : 12-05-12, 10.11 a.m.
Place : Gobra-Naity Road (Hooghly)
ID help :


ID request 060813SG :  Attachments (2). 2 posts by 2 authors.
ID help will be appreciated for following:
Ornamental plant in a nursery at Dhavlas (Maharashtra)

Dates mentioned on each foto

Jatropha podagrica



Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Native to the tropical Americas; cultivated elsewhere as ornamental.

in gardens of in and around Mumbai

Nothing to say about this common species.

Jatropha podagrica (Australian bottle plant)

Mumbai Garden



EUPHORBIACEAE FORTNIGHT:: Jatropha podagrica from Panchkula NS-09 :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Wanted to share one more ornamental Jatropha, shot from Panchkula..

Jatropha podagrica

Well, okay.

Attached are pictures of Jatropha podagrica from various gardens in Mumbai.

Good photos.


Jatropha podagrica Hook. Is a common ornamental dwarf shrub planted in many gardens in Pantnagar.


Pictures of Australian Bottle Plant taken at various places.



Jatropha podagrica




Jatropha podagrica Hook., Bot. Mag. 74: t. 4376. 1848
Common names: Guatemalan-rhubarb, purgingnut, white-rhubarb, Budha belly plant, gout plant,

Commonly grown as ornamental


Yes, this is Jatropha podagrica Hook.

sharing images of Jatropha podagrica from Pune. had posted earlier for Id at


Yes, this is Jatropha podagrica Hook., cultivated garden plant.

Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Jatropha podagrica from Mumbai (NSJ-03) :  Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Jatropha podagrica from Mumbai

Whether the leaves are lobed ?

Euphorbiaceae fortnight :: Jatropha podagrica at Mumbai :: PKA10:: :  Attachments (3). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Fruits and Flowers of Jatropha podagrica from Mumbai.
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Good photos.




It is my pleasure to share few images of Jatropha podagrica (Euphorbiaceae 

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Cultivated 

Sighting: Tumkur, Karnataka, about 800 msl 

Date: 29-06-2014, 20-10-2014 and 18-01-2015

J. maheshwarii Subr. & M.P.Nayar  



Fwd: [efloraofindia:238401] Euphorbia for id PI 270116 : 7 posts by 4 authors.

I am attaching two images with this mail, wondering whether they belong to family Euphorbiaceae. In both cases i was so concentrating on the insects on the plants and so the images are not sharp. Apologies.
I would understand totally, if they are not identifiable due to only few features being clear.
Here they are.

It seems there are two different plants posted in one mail.

The third & fourth picture is Jatropha podagrica.

Yes there are two different plants. The first and the second image is of one and the third and the fourth of a second one.
Thank you for the id of the second  plant.

All the photos, 1 – 4, sent by Geetha belong to Jatropha. The photos 1 & 2 belong to J. maheshwarii Subr. & M.P.Nayar and the photos 3 & 4 probably belong to Jatropha podagrica Hook., if the basal portion of the main stem is tuberous and bottle-shaped.

Identification of plant : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)


Kindly help me in identification of the plant. These photos were taken in compound of a house in Kormangala Bengaluru on 22 NOV 2017..

Leaves palmate, inflorescence red and yellow.


The plant appears to be Jatropha podagrica

Re: Jatropha podagrica : 5 posts by 4 authors.
“Australian bottle plant”
Jatropha podagrica
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Jhargram , WB
21 January 2019

(More image in comment box)

is this a plantation?

Attachments (2)- 1 & 2 mb.

Attachments (1) – 3 mb

Jatropha podagrica Hook. : 5 posts by 2 authors. 3 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location :  Koh Chang, Thailand
Date: 09 December 2019
Elevation : MSL

Habitat : Cultivated

…, You are right. I have this plant in my garden.


Jatropha podagrica photographed in Mysore


location/date: University of Agricultural Sciences campus, Bangalore, July 1997



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