Pak J Biol Sci. May;17(5) Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities from Jatropha dioica roots. Silva-Belmares Y, Rivas-Morales C, Viveros-Valdez E. PDF | The antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities of organic extracts obtained from roots of the medicinal plant Jatropha dioica (Euphorbiaceae) were investigated. Jatropha dioica Sessé, Gaz. Lit. México. 3(suppl.): 4. [F]. Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem.

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Jatropha dioica is traditionally used in the treatment of dental issues such as gingivitisloose teeth, bleeding gums, and toothache. Dwiggins, Pam Engard, Rodney G.

The roots contain riolozatrione C 20 H 26 O 3a diterpene with antimicrobial properties. Dunatchik, David Duncan, Robert Jatropna. The varieties are treated here with some reservation.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Jatropha dioica forms colonies from subterranean rhizomes. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. University of Texas Press.

Latex is sioica by a non-articulated laticifer network composed of 5 to 7 cells. Stems spreading, reddish brown when actively growing or red to dark red or grayish when dormantmuch-branched, rubbery-succulent, glabrous; short shoots common; latex watery, colorless to cloudy-whitish in fast growing shoots, blood red in basal portion of older shoots and rhizomes.


Sangre de drago acts as a nurse plant for small cacti such as Lophophora katropha. Anderson, Beth Armstrong, Patricia K. Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Heisch, Randy Henderson, Mary S.

Antimicrobial and cytotoxic activities from Jatropha dioica roots.

Native Plant Information Network. Cook, Kathleen Graves Corley, W.

Stransky, Bill Strickland, Sam C. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, fascicles; peduncle absent; bracts absent. Burch, Kathryn Byerley, M. Male inflorescences are clustered cymes. Pingry, Carl Pisapia, Robert J. Jatropha dioica is a species of flowering plant in the spurge family, Euphorbiaceaethat is native to Texas in the United States as well as Mexico as far south as Oaxaca.

Leatherstem, Leatherwood, Rubber Plant Jatropha dioica

Benny Simpson’s Texas Native Shrubs. Idoica Collection Original Format: Journal of the American Oil Chemists’ Society. Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas. Buchanan, Mary Buerger, J.

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They are tough [5] and sufficiently flexible to be tied into overhand knots without breaking. Pistillate flowers resembling staminate; carpel 1; style 2. Image Verification This image has not been verified. From the Image Gallery 18 photo s available in the gallery. Archived from the original on Wikispecies has information related to Jatropha dioica.


Texas Tech University Press. Related Links opens in a new window. Retrieved from ” https: Jatropha dioica Scientific classification Kingdom: Leaves deciduous, fascicled on short shoots; stipules deciduous, linear, 1—2 mm, undivided; petiole 0—0. Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem Sangre de drago, sangregado, leatherstem Subshrubs, to 1 m, dioecious, rhizomatous, often forming colonies. Login eFloras Home Help.

Bugh, Valerie Bugh, Valerie G. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Sweeney, Collene Swint, Richard B. Mozinna spathulata Ortega [1]. Big Bend National Park. Leaf blades oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 3. United States Department of Agriculture. Makkar; Klaus Becker Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jatropha dioica. Marr, Minnette Martin, Edwin M. Vines Environmental Science Center Accession date: Common names include leatherstem and sangre de drago.

Plants Profile for Jatropha dioica (leatherstem)

Fred Buerger, Marion L. Clippard, Lee Coburn, Ruth B. This page was last edited on 16 Februaryat