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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Jatropha unicostata
 

Photo by Alain Christophe.

  
Author:  Isaac Bayley Balfour 1884
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Yemen; Socotra
Soil:  Grit-Mix
Water:  Minimum-Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  15 centimetres
Height:  2 meters
Flower:  Pale Yellow-Yellow
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  -

Crawling form. Photos by Boris "Puk" Vrskovy, Slovakia.

   This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Isaac Bayley Balfour in 1884. It is found on Socotra, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The central stem can grow to 18 centimetres in diameter, and two metres in height.  The flowers are from pale yellow to yellow.

Typical new leaves and the flowers. Photo by Alain Christophe.