I found this plant with maple like leaves blooming after rains this july.I am in Bhubaneswar,India. flowers leaves


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It's Jatropha gossypiifolia, a medium-sized (maximum 15m) shrub.The leaves are similar to the leaves of a cotton plant (Gossypium). Often categorized as an agricultural weed. Poisonous for mammals also. Commonly used for the production of Biodiesel.

As per wikipedia-

There are many common names for Jatropha gossypiifolia including bellyache-bush, black physicnut, and cotton-leaf physicnut in English; pinon negro, pinon colorado, and tua-tua in Spanish; medicinier noir and medicinier rouge in French; mamoninha and peao-roxo in Brazil; jarak merah and sibidigua in India.[4]

NCBI Taxonomy ID: 454931


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