‘Ekoko (Chamaesyce celastroides var. amplectens)

AttributeValue
Accepted symbolCHCEA
KingdomPlantae
SubkingdomTracheobionta
Super DivisionSpermatophyta
DivisionMagnoliophyta
ClassMagnoliopsida
OrderEuphorbiales
FamilyEuphorbiaceae
GenusChamaesyce
SpeciesChamaesyce celastroides var. amplectens
Common Name'Ekoko
DurationPerennial
HabitatTree, Shrub

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Flowers (cyathia): Small, brownish to greenish-white, not showy, a few millimeters in diameter, located in short or open-branched cymes, or ungrouped in leaf axils. Female cyathia have a three-part pistil over a three-part ovary, usually producing three (or sometimes more) seeds. The pungent flowers of -akoko have been described as smelling like bad breath. Fruit: Green or reddish-brown or pink, rounded 2 to 4 mm long. Within each capsule are two or three small seeds.Phenology: Euphorbia celastroides var. amplectens, produces flower and fruit sporadically throughout the year.Seeds: Grey-brown seeds 0.5 to 2.5 mm long.