Jabily Tree (Operculicarya decaryi) F,U %

       this Madagascan tree is a member of the cashew family, growing over 20 feet tall with a trunk 3-½ feet in diameter in habitat; fine, shiny green pinnate leaves turn almost black in full sun; can be grown from cuttings but quickly forms a thick rippled trunk (reportedly ¾ inch trunk and 15 inch height in 15 months) from seed; available as seeds or cutting-propagated plants on the web or from desert plant nurseries; thrives in heat.    [Anacardiaceae; Sapindales]