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Photo: Alain, Plantemania.


Photo by R.F., R.M. Hanitrarivo & B.F.L. Rakotoz, Ville-ge.ch.


Photo by R.F., R.M. Hanitrarivo & B.F.L. Rakotoz, Ville-ge.ch.

Author:  Jacques Désiré Leandri, 1951
Family:  URTICACEAE
Origin:  Madagascar 
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  20 Centimetres
Height:  1-3 Meter
Flower:  White - Crème - Greenish?
Propagate:  Seeds/(Cuttings?)
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Urticaceae family was described by Jacques Désiré Leandri in 1951. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. It will get one to three meter height, and it's flowers are white to crème coloured (or are they greenish?). It can be reproduced by seeds and probably by cuttings.

The genera name after Francis-Louis Laporte de Castelnau, 1812-1880, a French zoologist and entomologist. The species name after Henri Perrier de la Bathie, 19th century French botanist.

It might not really be a caudiciform after all.


Photo: Alain, Plantemania.