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Uncarina grandidieri, Harpagophytum grandidieri, Mouse trap tree, Succulent Sesame

Uncarina grandidieri, Harpagophytum grandidieri

Mouse trap tree, Succulent Sesame
Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexLarge shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowers

Uncarina grandidieri is a most attractive plant. Deciduous shrub or small tree to 25ft, trunk up to 1ft in diameter. Abundant water when growing, keep on the dry side when dormant.

The flower resembles a large Petunia in form and is bright yellow with a dark throat, as in the Thunbergia alata. The stems are stout and become thickened with age. The hairy leaves resemble those of the cotton plant. They are sticky to the touch and yield a musty odor when rubbed. The leaves are deciduous during the winter resting season. Fruit has small inwardly pointed barbs mounted on 3/4in pedicels. Don't touch this fruit unless you want to spend some time trying to remove it from your fingers.

Close related species - Pedalium murex.





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Uncarina peltata, Harpagophytum peltatum, Uncarina

Uncarina peltata, Harpagophytum peltatum

Uncarina
Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexCan be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow/orange flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This very rare unusual succulent from Madagascar has spectacular yellow flowers with black centers and soft velvet leaves, pleasant to touch. Uncarina peltata is quite rare and not the easiest subject. Grows in well-drained soil, and unlike many succulents, prefers lots of water along with full sun. Forms large caudex.

The plant goes dormant in winter and stays leafless during dormancy.





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Uncarina roeoesliana, Uncarina

Uncarina roeoesliana

Uncarina
Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: Madagascar
CaudexSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

This unusual succulent caudex plant from Madagascar has 2" bright yellow flowers and soft velvet leaves, so fun to touch. The flowers are follower by 1.5-2" size, bizarre looking fruit with multiple sticky "horns", those you don't want to touch! They stick to about anything, using miscoscopic hooks on the end of each "horn". The plant grows in well-drained soil, and unlike many succulents, prefers lots of water along with full sun. It forms large caudex. The stem can reach 6 ft.





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Unknown 101, Orchid
Unknown 101a

Unknown 101

Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersUnknown name



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Unknown 105, Unknown

Unknown 105

Unknown
Family: Unknown
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowersUnknown name

Vismia baccifera (?)




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