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Uncarina roeoesliana


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Name Authority

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Succulent Plant


Native Distribution Madagascar

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Caudiciform shrub up to 2 m tall.
Flowers Cream to yellow flowers are trumpet-shaped with 5 oval lobes. The stigma (tip of the female part) is composed of 2 lobes, one which is held erect and one which hangs down. They are oriented horizontally and are pollinated by beetles.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Yellow / Golden

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Master ID 32567
Species ID 6979
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.