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Uncarina decaryi/Uncarina, Succulent Sesame, Mouse Trap Tree

Uncarina decaryi / Uncarina decaryi
A terminal shoot in early spring
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A terminal shoot in early spring

Bright yellow flowers

Flowers and foliage

A handsome flowering specimen growing in the conservatory at the Zurich, Switzerland Botanical Garden

A mature specimen in full bloom growing in a conservatory setting

A close view of flowers

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Scientific Name: Uncarina decaryi
Common Name: Uncarina, Succulent Sesame, Mouse Trap Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a deciduous tropical shrub or small tree that produces bright yellow flowers with dark throats. The lobed leaves are hairy, soft, and sticky to the touch yielding a musky odor when touched. The fruit has small pointed barbs. Stout stems become thickened with age.