A photo by Patrick Alexander,
The flowers by Joseph A. Marcus,
Partly exposed caudex by Miguel González
A dormant plant by Wynn Anderson,
Different leaves by Eugenia Mendiola
Vicente de Cervantes Mendo,
C + NE + SW Mexico, Texas;
Mix - Grit
White - Pink
Leatherstem, Sangre de Drago
Curcas cuneifolia, Baillon.
Jatropha cuneifolia, Sessé & Mocino.
Mozinna spathulata, Ortega.
Jatropha spathulata, Müller.
Zimapania schiedeama, Engler & Pax.
This member of the
was given this name by Vicente de Cervantes Mendo in 1794. It is found in Mexico
and Texas; U.S.A., growing in a well drained soil like grit with some water and
lots of sun. The caudex can grow to five centimetres or more in diameter,
one meter long, the entire plant
from 20 to 150 centimetres in height. The flowers are white to pink.
The genera name from the Greek
words ἰατρός; iatros, meaning 'physician', and τροφή;
meaning 'nutrition', as to medicinal uses. The species name refers
to the dioecious nature of the plants
The ripe fruit by Opuntia Cadereytensis,
A lush plant with a view by Curren Frasch,
The leaves by Laura Elvia Uribe Lara,
The best photo of the caudex I can find...