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Re: Plant ID help

I go blank on descriptions, Daryl. :) Picture would help. Ask them to 
see if it looks like this


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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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.0 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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