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Breynia disticha Snowbush Imer Euphorbiaceae

Breynia disticha, Snowbush, Imer


Breynia disticha, Snowbush, Imer

This attractive cultivated plant is a shrub to 2 m high, with the distal leaves mottled with green, white, pale pink and purple, found in or near villages and towns near sea level. The male calyx is greenish yellow, the female calyx white with green markings, the filament column white, and the anthers pale yellow.
Propagation: Seed? Has a tendency to sucker profusely.
Native range: China and southeastern Asia through Malesia to Australia, New Caledonia and the New Hebrides, now widely cultivated throughout the tropics.