Jatropha Curcas - an overview | ScienceDirect Topics
Priti Maheshwari, Igor Kovalchuk, in Industrial Oil Crops, 2016. Jatropha. Jatropha curcas L. is a tropical and subtropical drought-resistant shrub that has been getting a lot of attention lately as a potential biodiesel plant. It has long been used as lamp oil and for producing soap. Its oil content is 34%; it is rich in oleic (42%), linoleic (35%), palmitic (14%), and stearic (6%) acids.