Plant ID forum: Broad Lobed Leaf, Milky Sap

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swicked
Apr 3, 2018 3:24 AM CST
Hi all,

Any idea what plant this leaf belongs to?

It has a milky sap and came from a young tree/shrub about 4ft tall.

The mature leaves are more characteristically lobed.

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Silversurfer
Apr 3, 2018 6:31 AM CST
Welcome to the forums swicked.
To id a tree/shrub from a single leaf is hard and may lead to inaccurate id.

Please can you add extra pics to this thread to show the whole plant, a branch to show if leaves are opposite or alternate. A pic to show the mature lobed leaves.
Any other clues...flower/fallen seed pods under the plant?
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islander
Apr 4, 2018 1:56 AM CST
It could be Triadica sebifera (Sapium sebiferum)
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tofitropic
Apr 4, 2018 3:50 AM CST
agree with Image Silversurfer, it is very helpful if you could add more pictures.
it could even be a poinsettia,
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2018 6:32 AM CST
It could be Chinese Tallow Tree (Triadica sebifera) and it is apparently found in Australia: https://keyserver.lucidcentral... but it could be so many other things as well. I agree, more photos needed to suggest an exact ID.
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purpleinopp
Apr 4, 2018 8:15 AM CST
I don't think T. sabifera leaves develop lobes. They are all a single shape.
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islander
Apr 5, 2018 11:38 AM CST
I don't see lobes on the original photo.
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greene
Apr 5, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Sure looks a lot like Poinsettia. Thumbs up
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purpleinopp
Apr 5, 2018 12:44 PM CST
I don't see any lobes either but the post says, "The mature leaves are more characteristically lobed."
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plantladylin
Apr 5, 2018 1:12 PM CST
greene said:Sure looks a lot like Poinsettia. Thumbs up

Thumbs up It does resemble a Euphorbia leaf.



How about P. heterophylla which is found in Australia? https://keyserver.lucidcentral...




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porkpal
Apr 5, 2018 4:01 PM CST
It would definitely help to have more pictures.
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