Plant ID forum: What is this?

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LoveLornLily
May 12, 2018 9:13 AM CST
A friend gave me this plant years ago. Dark, reddish leaves with flower clusters and bright green berries that look like tiny pumpkins. Grows well in a pot on my pool deck in central Florida. Any idea what this is?

Thank you for the quick results! It is indeed a Jatropha Gossypiifolia or Bellyache Bush. Mystery solved...thanks a ton!
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DaisyI
May 12, 2018 10:03 AM CST
Welcome!

Maybe Jatropha?
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vitrsna
May 12, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Yes, it reminds me too of Jatropha integerrima that also have those pumpkin like seeds. The leaves are different though so it is probably a different species and i don't know which one.
Still, integerrima has a variety of leaf forms, so maybe Confused
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tofitropic
May 13, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Jatropha gossypiifolia, the cotton-leaf physicnut.

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