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Family: EUPHORBIACEAE 

 Cnidoscolus chayamansa
 

Found this plant at Mbuyu.

  
Author:  Rogers McVaugh 1944
Family:  Euphorbiaceae
Habitat:  Yucatan peninsula, Belize, Central America, Southern America
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  10 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  White
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Tree Spinach, Chaya Col, Kikilchay, Chaykeken
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Rogers McVaugh in 1944. It is originally found on the Yucatan peninsula, but can now be found in the Southern, Central and Northern America, where the leaves are eaten. It prefers a well drained soil with some to much water and lots of sun. The tiny flowers are white, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.

 I have to admit is in not really a caudiciform; the stem tend to be rather slim, not more than ten centimetres in diameter even though it can reach a height of three metres.