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Aug 23, 2015 10:33 AM CST
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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This plant was given to my wife and was told it was a coffee plant. I did look for an ID under that name but nothing came up. Can someone give me a scientific name or correct common name?

thanks

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Aug 23, 2015 11:55 AM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I don't know much about coffee but it looks more like some kind of Cassava plant; sure is pretty whatever it is.
Hope someone comes along who can ID this one!
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Aug 23, 2015 1:19 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Manihot michaelis comes close. I imagine the leaves don't always droop like in the photo, they are the correct shape.

http://explorelifeonearth.org/...

http://fm1.fieldmuseum.org/vrr...
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Aug 23, 2015 3:50 PM CST
Name: Carter Mayer
Houston, TX (Zone 9b)
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Jatropha gossypifolia. Beautiful once it gets a little larger!
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Aug 23, 2015 4:00 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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Ah, here it is...yes. Jatropha gossypifolia is "often called the 'coffee plant' but it isn't...
http://www.onalee.com/catalog....

See why so many people dislike the common names and prefer the botanical names? Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 23, 2015 4:30 PM CST
Name: John
Thibodaux, La. (Zone 9a)
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thanks for the identification, I do prefer the botanical names.

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Aug 23, 2015 6:11 PM CST
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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Interesting! Most photos of Jatropha gossypifolia leaves have three lobes, yet the one on onalee's site has 5.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

http://www.mpbd.info/plants/ja...

http://www.landmanager.org.au/...

The leaves are also a different shape.

Another with 5 lobes, but are these correct?

http://www.texasriviera.com/su...

Found a site which mentions 3-5 lobes ..

Tuba-tuba is an erect, branched shrub usually less than one meter high. Petioles, leaf margins and inflorescences are covered with numerous, capitate-glandular hairs. Leaves are shining, smooth, palmately 3- or 5-lobed, 7 to 12 centimeters long, the lobes oblong-ovate and the younger leaves being purplish.


http://www.stuartxchange.com/T...

I can't see the "capitate-glandular hairs" on this plant, does it have them? Looking closer I can see some lower leaves do have 3 lobes.

It looks to be a very variable plant.

http://www.mytho-fleurs.com/im...

http://growerjim.blogspot.co.u...
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Aug 23, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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I'm still looking...
have we looked at Jatropha glandulifera?
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