Unknown plant

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 17 09:25:12 CST 2001


     Well, I am certainly convinced it is Euphorbiaceae.  I found Monique's
suggestion of Jatropha the most likely.  I'll even stick my non-botanical
neck out even further and suggest Jatropha integerrima (var. hastata).
                       ------Ken
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>From: "W.A.A.A.D. Weerasooriya" <aruna at HKUSUA.HKU.HK>
>Reply-To: "W.A.A.A.D. Weerasooriya" <aruna at HKUSUA.HKU.HK>
>To: TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG
>Subject: Re: Unknown plant
>Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 22:56:15 +0800
>
>For me this leaf looks like Euphorbia pulcherrima. The white scale insect
>attack is very common in this ornamental plant.
>
>
> >===== Original Message From Monique Reed <monique at mail.bio.tamu.edu>
>=====
> >Yes, the image below is the one I cited AS a papaya, for comparison.  It
>is
>not the original plant under discussion.  The original leaf was 3-lobed.
>I've
>been looking all over for images of papaya with 3-lobed leaves, and haven't
>been able to find
> >any.  Even the young plants I've seen have leaves with 5 or more lobes.
> >
> >Monique Reed
> >Biology Department
> >Texas A&M
> >..........................
> >Date:    Tue, 16 Jan 2001 19:50:37 +0300
> >From:    Abdulghafor Nawaz <nawaz at KACST.EDU.SA>
> >Subject: Re: Unknown plant
> >
> >The plant shown at the following site is definately Papaya and not a =
> >Jatropha. I have seen this plant in the field. Although we can see a =
> >fruit  on this tree-like unbranched plant but the leaf scars are very =
> >clear and r like those on Papaya trunk.This plant is grown in tropical =
> >and subtropical countries. In Pakistan it is commonly grown in Karachi =
> >as a fruit crop.
> >
> >http://www.csdl.tamu.edu/FLORA/fa02/fa02074.jpg
> >
> >
> >Abdul Ghafoor
> >Scientific Research Specialist,
> >Natural Resources & Environment Research Institute,
> >King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology,
> >P.O.Box 6086, Riyadh-11442
> >Saudi Arabia
>
>Aruna Weerasooriya
>Department of Ecology & Biodiversity
>Plant Systematics Laboratory
>Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
>The University of Hong Kong
>Pokfulam Road
>HONG KONG
>
>Phone: (852) 2299 0635; (852) 2299 0632 [work]; (852) 2819 4360 [home]
>FAX: (852) 2517 6082; (852) 2299 0690 [work]
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