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  • Date Photo Taken

    11 / 22 / 2018

  • Season Photo Was Taken

    Fall

  • Region Photo Was Taken

    Southeast

  • City

    Stuart

  • State

    Florida

  • Posted by

    Laura Miller

Notes:

This is a plant growing in my daughter’s backyard in Stuart, FL – would like to know what it is and is it edible. The seed pod holds two seeds and the leaves are about the size of a lady’s hand.

Comments

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Laura, you need to start a new/another post. Best wishes! Laura

    December 16th, 2018 at 2:50pm

  • Laura Miller Registered says:

    I have a picture of the seed – how can I get that to you.

    December 16th, 2018 at 12:38pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    The uses of Jatropha curcas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jatropha_curcas

    December 7th, 2018 at 3:25pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    This link has information of the edible/toxic of Jatropha curcas. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/13447511_Edible_provenances_of_Jatropha_curcas_from_Quintana_Roo_state_of_Mexico_and_effect_of_roasting_on_antinutrient_and_toxic_factors_in_seeds

    December 7th, 2018 at 3:21pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Wish I could see more of the tree, i.e. the whole tree, the opened fruit with its seeds, etc… Maybe Jatropha curcas, a species in the physic nut/purge nut genus (Jattropha). On its edible property, it’s depending which sources you read. some says ‘yes’, other says ‘no’. Check out these including links for further information. In my humble opinion, I rather pass consuming something with the name ‘purge nut’. Click on images to enlarge. Best wishes! https://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/media/Html/jatropha_curcas.htm

    December 7th, 2018 at 3:16pm

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