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Scientific Name: Operculicarya decaryi H. Perrier
Family: Anacardiaceae
Jabily (Operculicarya  decaryi)
Operculicarya decaryi in Art Pacheco's collection in Tucson (USA)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost

Heat Tolerance: Protect young trees from afternoon sun in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southwestern Madagascar

Growth Habits: Deciduous pachycaul tree, up to 30 feet tall (9 m)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds are often unreliable

This species is named after the collector Raymond Decary.

Jabily (Operculicarya  decaryi)

Blooming Habits:
The Operculicarya decaryi is dioecious. It has very small (less than 0.1 inches - 2 mm) dark red flowers in late winter. The inflorescence is at the end of very short branches and are composed of half a dozen of flowers or less.

Fruiting Habits:

Operculicarya can be readily propagated using pieces of the tuberous roots. Stem cuttings need a soil mixture kept uniformly moist. Stem cuttings might also grow roots in water.

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