Scientific name: Chamaesyce amplexicaulis
Other names: Galápagos Endemic Spurge
Chamaesyce is a small shrub that grows in the arid parts of the Galápagos. It has stems from 3 to 6 mm thick. Flowers grow in bunches joined at the base. The plant contains a sticky sap. Ground finches eat the fruit and seeds of the Chamaesyce. They can eat the fruit whole. These plants turn reddish brown in the dry season.
(Photo, Kennedy Harris)
Properties of Seeds
|Seed Length||0.8 mm|
|Seed Volume||0.3 mm|
Number of Seeds