Most people in the cactus and succulent world know jatrophas from the famed Buddha’s Belly – i.e. the Jatropha berlandieri. Becoming more popular these days is the Jatropha curcas, currently being planted worldwide for the biofuel properties of the oily seeds.
But we like all the different jatrophas. The shrubby ones, the caudiciforms, the oily ones – I mean look at these seed pods – what’s not to like! Just don’t eat them since they’re poisonous.