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Re: Plant ID help


Jim, 

She says she thinks it does. If so, what is it?

d

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "james singer" <islandjim1@verizon.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 01, 2005 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Plant ID help


> I go blank on descriptions, Daryl. :) Picture would help. Ask them to 
> see if it looks like this
> 
> http://hort.net/+12Ql
> 
> 
> On Aug 1, 2005, at 7:21 AM, Daryl wrote:
> 
> > This was posted on another list, and I'm trying to help. Anyone have 
> > any
> > ideas?
> >
> > "Can you name this tree? growing in Central Florida... but may not be 
> > native
> > to this area... perhaps, more tropical. Covered with short, flat 
> > thorns,
> > with a "fat" trunk which narrows off quickly. Now about 8ft tall; 
> > leaves on
> > top only and look like feathery tufts, pink blossoms similar to a 
> > plumeria
> > bloom."
> >
> > Then later, she asked her son for more info.
> >
> >  "He looked up close..... the leaves are similar in shape and size to a
> > mango leaf, except they stick straight out and grow close together in 
> > a tuff
> > effect right on the top of the limb. The limbs stick straight up also.
> > leaves are a dark green. The bark is smooth ... some places green and 
> > some
> > brown. The flowers come straight up out of the tuff of leaves...and 
> > could
> > not be viewed closely from the ground. Appeared to be one blossom stem 
> > on
> > each tuff of leaves... 6 or 7 blossoms/buds on each stem. The blossoms 
> > were
> > similar to a plumeria but maybe not as completely opened (light pink). 
> > The
> > lady who has it has never known it to make seeds, no new plants has 
> > come up
> > either, and she has had it 12 years. "
> >
> > That kind of plant is completely out of my biome. Jim or anyone, any 
> > ideas?
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > d
> > Zone 7a/Georgia/Gardening on Heavy Clay

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