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Leaves on Inflorescence

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Phil Stager, Jul 26, 2009.

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  1. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    The attached photos illustrate several leaves emerging from the tip of an inflorescence. I've never noted anything quite like this before. Thoughts, ideas, comments.....

    The plant is a common sport off a Yellow Excurrens. That's a 6 inch ruler for scale. The wierdness is in the UR near the 5" mark on the ruler on pic 1; in pic 2 it is on the left with four small leaves on it; pic 3 is closeup.
     

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  2. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    I had this happen on a Dreadlocks. The leaves never got much color and the inflorescence never got woody. Hey, they're Crotons.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Wow Phil, if that isn't true genetic instability nothing is. Isn't this exactly why we love these plants?! The plant isn't even sure what it's doing.
     
  4. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Phil,

    That is a wierd occurance. I have to say, I've never seen this before on a croton myself. I wonder if there's a name describing this when it happens. Thanks for showing us.


    Jeff
     
  5. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Well, fast forward to today. I just saw it!:)
     

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