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Euphorbiaceae, Jatropha cuneata, matacora, leatherplant, limberbush

December 13, 2009

The tree is small, stout, multi trunked. I didn’t see any growing much taller then seven feet. Up on ridges they were much more dwarfed, growing larger in arroyos. Unfortunately, somehow I didn’t get a photo of the leaves, but in at least one of these photos you can get a glimpse.

The peeled and pounded stems of J. cuneata were used by the Cora and Seri Indians to make baskets, The bark was used for dyeing and tanning.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 5, 2010 10:08:33 am

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    • January 6, 2010 10:08:44 pm

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  2. March 14, 2011 10:08:39 pm

    Hi

    Great to hear about how jatropha helps poor farmers! I wondered if you could comment on this article about Jatropha Plantations for Bio Fuel?

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    http://growjatropha.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-refine-crude-jatropha-oil-for.html

    Warm Regards

    Keith
    http://www.kentbiofuel.blogspot.com

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