Claoxylon marianum

Family: Euphorbiaceae

Chamorro Name: Katot

Form: Medium size tree

Stem:  Smooth gray stems with dense compacted leaves

Leaves:  Smooth, membranous, elliptic-oblong alternating on firm petioles 3-5cm long. Leaf margins are serrated. 7-10 pairs of secondary veins that are broadly reticulated. 

Flower: Male and female flowers occur separately. Both are situated on fascicled racemes, greenish-blue in color, waxy and elongate.

Fruit:  Purplish capsules about 7-8 mm thick containing 3 chambers. One seed found in each chamber with a thin orange skin.

Propagation: Seeds or stem cuttings

Habitat: Limestone forest edges

New Photos!

Flowers and buds

Immature and mature fruit. Purple capsule and exposed seeds hidden near stem.

Mature fruit with one of three capsules already fallen, exposing orange-skinned seed.

 Mature fruit with orange skin on seed and purple capsule.

Mature fruit with orange skin on seed and purple capsule.

 Mature purple fruit (dry)

Mature purple fruit (dry)