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Buddha Belly Plant

Jathropa podagrica


The stem of the plant has a belly-like base and it has a grayish color. The leaves are dark green. It has a clusters of orange/red coral-like flowers and green spherical seed pods.


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Often mistaken as ginseng plant. All parts of the plant is poisonous. Flowers attract butterfilies.

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Ozamis, Lanao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 2, 2011
Submitted on Jan 4, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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