Codiaeum variegatum var. moluccanum (Euphorbiaceae)

Codiaeum variegatum var. moluccanum

An understorey shrub which was fruiting at the Clohesy river. The fruits were very obviously that of a spurge, with 3 lobes. Interestingly this species is related to the ornamental Giant Croton (Codieum variegatum) which has multi-coloured leaves.

Codiaeum variegatum var. moluccanum

The female flowers seem to just be reduced to three simple styles.

Codiaeum variegatum var. moluccanum

Codiaeum variegatum var. moluccanum

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About David Tng

I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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