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 Stigmaphyllon retusum

The caudex by Marco Hijuelos

Author:   August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach & Anders Sandø Ørsted, 1853
Family:  Malpighiaceae
Origin:  Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  40 Centimetres?
Height:  6 Metres?
Flower:  Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Stigmaphyllon lupulus, Sereno Watson, 1886. Stigmaphyllon lindenianum subsp. lupulus, Franz Josef Niedenzu, 1928.

Caudex from Botanická zahrada Teplice
   This member of the Malpighiaceae family was given this name by August Heinrich Rudolf Grisebach and Anders Sandø Ørsted in 1853. It is found in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Panama, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and lots of sun. The caudex might grow to 40 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant perhaps to six metres in height. The flowers are yellow.

The genera name from Greek stigma; 'thorn' or 'point' and phyllon; 'leaf'; referring to the broad, leafy stigma. The species name means 'rounded and notched tip' for the leaves.

The leaves by Marco Hijuelos                                 Flower from Conabio