Euphorbiaceae, Jatropha cuneata, matacora, leatherplant, limberbush

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The tree is small, stout, multi trunked. I didn’t see any growing much taller then seven feet. Up on ridges they were much more dwarfed, growing larger in arroyos. Unfortunately, somehow I didn’t get a photo of the leaves, but in at least one of these photos you can get a glimpse.

The peeled and pounded stems of J. cuneata were used by the Cora and Seri Indians to make baskets, The bark was used for dyeing and tanning.

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  1. Hi

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