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Just curious if anyone might know why my canistel (Pouteria campechiana) has the strangely lobed leaves seen in this photo?

It has the occasional normal looking canistel leaf but most leaves ever since it sprouted have this shape and I haven't seen it in any other photos. I was just curious as to whether it was a disease or natural variation.

By the way I've since transplanted into a larger pot and its looking much happier now too (grown from a very large seed about a year ago).
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Logan
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Grant says...
Hi Logan, if that is a Canistel there is some serious variation going on. I have 3 at my place and none of them look anything like yours! If you are certain that there has been no seed swapping gremlins at work you just might get some very interesting fruit off this tree in a few years!
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Waterfall says...
Looks like a jackfruit to me.
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Markmelb says...
Looks like Jakfruit leaves to me - did you get seed from fruit yourself? Its from some Artocarpus definitely as im growing a few canistels myself - leaves all pointed and fairly thin.
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Trikus says...
because it is a jakfruit not canistel
very different foliage
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Logan says...
Interesting, I ate a couple of canistels and planted the seeds to see what would happen (small yellow fruits with big seeds inside).

I did also purchase jakfruit (to eat) around the same time, but don't remember planting anything, but maybe some gremlins did get in there somehow!! I agree the leaves look much more like some jakfruit examples I've just googled.

I'll do a further inspection in the weekend, there are a couple of other things popping up too but I think they are black sapote and abiu, but now, who knows :)

Thanks for your help!




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Mike Tr says...
Jack alright
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