|Author: ||Pierre Galet, 1967
||Grit - Mix
||Minimum - Medium
Yellow - Pink - Purple
Tree, Bois Mapou, Mauritian Baobab
mappia, Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de
Vitis mappia, John Gilbert Baker, 1877.
Malacoxylum pinnatum, Jacq.
This member of the
Vitaceae family was given this name by Pierre Galet in 1967.
It is found on Mauritius, growing in a well drained soil with
some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 70
centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to two to ten centimetres in
height, depending on the environment. The
flowers are greenish yellow, pink or purple and the fruits are small, red, velvety grapes.
The genera name from the Greek
kyphos; 'tumor' or ,'hump' and stemma; 'garland' or
'crown'. The species name after one of the
islands it once was found on: Mapou.