This small Family of two genera of tropical trees and shrubs finds a place here solely because in youth the stems of some swell out, and seedlings make attractive bonsai succulents, such as Cochlospermum hibiscoides. The large thin leaves are usually lobed. and fall during the rest period. Propagation is from seed — if you can get it.
Below (21.6): Kedrostis alricana. a member of ihe cucumber Family, produces a massive caudex hall-buried in ihe soil. This seedling's caudex is about 20cm (8in) across
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