English name: Physics nut
scientific name: Jatropha curcas L.
Indonesian name: Jarakpagar
Trade name: Jatropha
This plant belongs to Euphorbiaceous family known for its drought resistancecharacteristic.
It grows well in poor soil where otherplant can·t grow.
The plant·s seeds or nuts contain 23% ² 25% of non edible oil and a high quality oil source for bio-fuel.
This oil has -2°Centigrade freezingpoint, a highly wanted characteristic foruse as motor vehicle fuel based in thecold weather condition.
Photo © Elias Moning, 2007
Photo © Elias Moning, 2007Photo © EliasMoning, 2007
Dr. Elias TanaMoningBA Phil., M. Agr., Ed. D.