Jatropha curcas L.
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% – 25% of non edible oil and a high qualityoil source for bio-fuel.
This oil has -2°Centigrade freezingpoint, a highly wanted characteristic foruse as motor vehicle fuel based in thecold weather condition.
© Dr. Elias Tana Moning BA Phil., M. Agr., Ed. D.
Photo © Elias Moning, 2007
Photo © Elias Moning, 2007Photo © EliasMoning, 2007