Bois Mapou
Cyphostemma mappia

Family: Vitaceae (vee-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cyphostemma (sy-foh-STEM-uh) (Info)
Species: mappia

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On Dec 28, 2008, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

C.mappia is usually named Bois Mapou in Mauritius, where it is endemics. But can be found in Reunion island also. It grows in a shrubs and also in a small tree; or better describe it as a mini-baobab. Commonly found in nurseries in Mauritius and are very good indoor plant when young. Is a softwood plant, branches are like elastic and easily broken. Do not like to much water, get rot at the tips of branches when overwatered. Old plants get shapes of Baobab or even a slightly botttle form like B.rupestris but without spines. At seedling stage , also young leaves and new shoots are elongated and brown-redish in colour which makes it a popular indoor plant