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An orange Jatropha podagrica inflorescence with orange flowers and yellow stamens and one green and red fruit
jatropha podagrica
Jatropha podagrica

Originating from Southern Mexico to Nicaragua, it is known for its swollen "trunk" and large fig-shaped leaves. It grows up to 8 feet tall in its natural habitat​. This plant's displays dense clusters of small, orange-red flowers held above its foliage on slender stalks, which continue to bloom for most of the year​. Photographed in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Orange Jatropha podagrica flowers and yellow stamens and green fruits
Orange Jatropha podagrica flowers with insects eating the flower nectar

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