Anatomy and Developmental Morphology of Medicinal Plants Jatropha curcas and Jatropha podagrica (Euphorbiaceae) (22 - 30)


  • Wun Sun Jie
  • Nor Nafizah Mohd Noor
  • Norhayati Daud
  • Fatimah Mohamed
  • Hasimah Alimon


Jatropha curcas, Jatropha podagrica, anatomy, morphology, fruit development


The anatomy, morphology and fruit development of two species of Jatropha, namely Jatropha curcas and Jatropha podagrica were studied. Anatomical character of J. curcas and J. podagrica are of taxonomic significance for species delimitation, especially the outline of abaxial lamina, presence of secretory cells in lamina, outline of midrib, arrangement of vascular tissues in midrib and location and type of crystals in the petiole. Morphologically, the leaf of J. curcas has acute apex, cordate base and glabrous with five slight lobes while Jatropha podagrica has short acuminate apex, peltate base and glabrous with deep lobes. The Development of J. podagrica fruit was studied especially on the changes of pericarp, endosperm and embryo


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Jie, W. S., Mohd Noor, N. N., Daud, N., Mohamed, F., & Alimon, H. (2014). Anatomy and Developmental Morphology of Medicinal Plants Jatropha curcas and Jatropha podagrica (Euphorbiaceae) (22 - 30). EDUCATUM Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology, 1(1), 22–30. Retrieved from