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jatropha costaricensis

Jatropha costaricensis

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Jatropha costaricensis is a rare species of flowering plant in the euphorb family known by the common name Costa Rican jatropha. It is endemic to Costa Rica.

First discovered in 1974 and described to science in 1978, this species was added to the endangered species list of the United States in 1984 because it was in danger of extinction and was not protected under any Costa Rican or international laws. At that time there was only one population known, located near Playas del Coco in Guanacaste Province.

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Detailed information
Full Name: Costa Rican jatropha (Jatropha costaricensis)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Flowering Plants
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 07/27/1984 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Costa Rican jatropha, Wherever found is known to occur: Costa Rica
Federal register documents
No recovery information is available for the Costa Rican jatropha.
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