Monday, December 22, 2008
Jatropha Plant Profile
Jatropha Plant Profile:
- Size: up to 6 or 8 metres high.
- Productive life: 30-40 years.
- Stem straight, thick branches.
- Green leaves: 6-15 cm. long & wide.
- Fruit: oval 40 mm. long. approx.
- Each fruit contains 2-3 seeds.
- Seeds Colour: black.
- Seeds: average long 18 mm.(11-30).
- Seeds average width 10mm. (7-11).
- 1000 Seeds: 0.750 a 1.0 Kg. approx.
- Oil in seeds: more than 30%.
- Branches contain whitish latex.
- Normally 5 roots in germinated seeds.
- One central root & 4 laterals in seed.
- Without leaves in drought & winter.
- Plant without leaves remain latent.
- Do not stand cold or frost.
- 80% of oil is unsaturated.
- Oleic & Linoleic mainly.
posted by Sudha @ 4:47 AM