Plant ID forum: Strange House tree

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Name: Melissa Stigall
Nipomo, California
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melissastigall9
Aug 9, 2013 2:45 AM CST
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Bleeds a white sap with purple and green leaves also seems to be attracted to darker areas in my house
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 9, 2013 8:57 AM CST
It reminds me of the member of the Euphorbia family, Synadenium grantii , commonly called African milk bush
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Wow, nice plant! I agree that it's the "African Milk Bush" but the genus was apparently changed to Euphorbia:

African Milk Bush (Euphorbia bicompacta var. rubra)
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 9, 2013 4:37 PM CST
Thanks Lin. I tip my hat to you. Sometimes it is difficult to remember who has a new name and who doesn't. Confused
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Aug 9, 2013 4:55 PM CST
Hey there Moon! The only reason I knew about the name change on this one is because I went looking for it in the database recently ... I still have my plant labeled as Synadenium which I guess it a Synonym ... it's all so confusing sometimes. Blinking
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Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Aug 10, 2013 8:47 AM CST
Hopefully each time we find name changes, we can add them to the Plant Database along with all the regional common names so that anyone can enter a name and find out what plant and what other names are associated with their search name.

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