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Re: Unknown tree

  • Subject: Re: Unknown tree
  • From: Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 07:50:05 -0600

Title: Re: [Aroid-l] Unknown tree
From the size of the doubly compound leaves, it could be Royal Poinciana, Delonix regia.  Maybe even Caesalpinia pulcherrima, (Barbados Pride + other common names) although I’ve never seen one with leaves that large.


Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

mailto:llmen@wi.rr.com






On 11/23/11 12:47 PM, "Sheldon Hatheway" <sfhatheway@yahoo.com> wrote:

  I also have a tree grown from seed collected by a friend while visiting Puerto Rico many years ago, and neither of us has a clue as to what it is.  It has large (3 ft long) doubly compound leaves, a beautifully striated (corrugated?) bark, and red-orange flower clusters (according to the unfortunately fuzzy picture accompanying the seeds).  I've had it growing in my front yard for about 10 years and it has survived, without any apparent damage, through winter temps as low as 5 deg. F., but has not bloomed . . . yet.  I know it is used as a landscape plant in parts of Florida because I saw one in one of those real estate drive-by shootings (video shootings, that is).  Unfortunately the realtor was more interested in showing the house rather than identifying the tree.    life.  So you know why it's still unidentified, at least by me.  Maybe someone else on Aroid-L has an idea what it is, or can point me to an appropriate reference work.

Well, back to work!

Sheldon Hatheway
Canby OR 97013
Zone 7B, 8, whatever

  
 
 


 From: "tm8ters4u@aol.com" <tm8ters4u@aol.com>
 To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
Cc: "philodendron-group@googlegroups.com" <philodendron-group@googlegroups.com>; "aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com" <aroid-l@www.gizmoworks.com>
 Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 8:58 AM
 Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Fwd: Trip
 

Mahogany Tree Seed Pods

Sent from my iPhone

On Nov 22, 2011, at 6:26 PM, The Silent Seed <santoury@aol.com> wrote:



Hey gang
I'm back - I did end up in South Florida - and came back with a very full car - photos to come - But for right now - what the heck is this? For anybody familiar with South Floridian trees. I doubt they are ripe (argh! I want seeds) - but they are rock hard - take a peep and let me know what you think. Just arrived back at 4 pm today.
Jude

 
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