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It's a boy! -- Euphorbia obesa

This is a discussion on It's a boy! -- Euphorbia obesa within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Obtained this from a friend of mine ... I think it was this past spring. ...

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    Default It's a boy! -- Euphorbia obesa

    Obtained this from a friend of mine ... I think it was this past spring. Despite being just a wee young un (it is in a 1 in. -- about 2.5 cm -- pot), it is blooming for its first time.

    Plants of this species are dioecious ... that is plants are either male or female. They do not produce flowers with both male and female reproductive structures. Therefore, in order to reproduce, two plants are required -- one male and one female. Mine is clearly male as the presence of the pollen bearing anthers is obvious.



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    With the picture taken from that angle, one can really understand the name, obesa! What a cute little pudgy guy he is!

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    What an odd plant. Very unique, Paul.

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    i bought one of these last fall. they change to sort of reddish looking in the sun, which for where i have mine, is in the winter time. it's shaded now, so it's more green again. thanks for showing the flowers, now when mine flowers, i'll know what it is.

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    If it is a female perhaps you could take it on a date to visit Pavel's LOL !
    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i bought one of these last fall. they change to sort of reddish looking in the sun, which for where i have mine, is in the winter time. it's shaded now, so it's more green again. thanks for showing the flowers, now when mine flowers, i'll know what it is.

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