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Photo of the flowers by W. Minuth.

The swollen roots from a nice caudex on this two year old plant - I made in the tissue laboratory.

Author: Jean-Henri Humbert, 1962
Origin:  Southern Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium - Maximum
Thickness:  30 Centimetres
Height:  5-8 Metres
Flower:  Bright Yellow / Maroon
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

This member of the Pedaliaceae family was given this name by Jean-Henri Humbert in 1962. It is found in southern Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with quite some water and some to lots of sun. The stem starts out with a nice caudex, but ends up just slightly choppy stem of 30 centimetres in diameter. The little tree can grow to five or even eight metres height. The flowers are rather small for a Uncarina, bright yellow with a maroon to black throat.

The genera is named for the Uncarina tribe of Madagascar. The species is named after Raymond Decary, 20th century plant collector.

 As with the other Uncarinas, cuttings do form a caudex.