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Trecul's Tucca
Mexican Trixis
Nopal Prickly Pear
Mexican Caesalpinia
Desert Yaupon
Low Croton
Torrey's Croton
Texas Baby-Bonnets
Texas Kidneywood
Coral Bean
Yellow Sophora
Brush - Holly
Shrubby Blue Sage
Heart-Leafed Hibiscus
Drummond's Turk's Cap
Black Brush
Sierra Madre Torchwood
White Brush
Tamaulipan Fiddlewood
Texas Lantana
Desert Lantana
Chapotillo, Texas Torchwood 
Amyris texana, Rutaceae, Citrus Family 

Description: Attractive, green, compact in shade, woodier, fewer leafed in full sun Height: To 6 ft 
Flowers: Small, greenish-white, aromatic, clustered in terminal panicles; Spring to Fall, perhaps longer 
Fruit: Small, globose, black, fleshy drupes 
Foliage: Evergreen, shiny, trifoliate, aromatic (citrus-scented) 
Spines: Unarmed 
Bark: Mottled-gray, roughened, often lichen-coated 
Growth Rate: Medium 

Sun: Shade to full sun 
Soil: Loamy, sandy, other types 
Drainage: Well-drained 
Water: Low, drought tolerant 
Maintenance: None 
Propagation: Seed, fresh or dried up to 1 year; softwood cuttings, with rooting hormone 

Native Habitat: Understory of mesic woods, Ebony Woodland, to dry chaparral 

Wildlife Use: 
Fruit - variety of birds 
Leaves - Giant Swallowtail caterpillars, White-tailed Deer 

Comments: Members of the genus are lumped under the generic term, torchwood, because the wood ignites easily; forms buds and awaits rainfall, then the buds open quickly 



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