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Uncarina grandidieri - Succulent Sesame
  
Working on getting this plant back in the field but it is currently not available listing for information only!

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Pedaliaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Year-round
Height: 6-10 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Uncarina grandidieri (Succulent Sesame) - Uncarina grandidieri is a most attractive plant. The species is named in honor of Alfred Grandidier (1836-1921), an intrepid explorer and collector in Madagascar. The flower resembles a large Petunia in form and is bright yellow with a dark throat, as in the "Black Eyed Susan Vine" (Thunbergia alata). The stems are stout and become thickened with age. They may ultimately attain a height of 3 meters. The leaves resemble those of the cotton plant (genus Gossypium) and are finely hairy and are sticky to the touch, yielding a musty odor when rubbed. The leaves are deciduous during the winter resting season. The fruit has small inwardly pointed barbs mounted on 3/4" pedicels. Don't touch this fruit unless you want to spend some time trying to remove it from your fingers (worse than a Chinese finger puzzle!).  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Uncarina grandidieri.