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Plant Identification: Tree with white flowers slightly fragrant on the coast

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Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Colombia

March 20, 2012
12:55 PM

Post #9050342

Small tree.

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qianzaibaiyijiu
735100
China

March 20, 2012
8:14 PM

Post #9050829

Sonneratiaceae
Darwiniensis
Darwin
Australia

March 20, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9050920

I agree there are some similarities but I don't see the fleshy, pointed calyx lobes which are characteristic of Sonneratiaceae. Incidentally, that family is now treated as two separate subfamilies of the Lythraceae, Sonneratioideae and Duabangoideae.
I'm not sure what family this mystery plant belongs to. The flowers keep pulling me back to Lecythidaceae, but as yet I haven't been able to find a match so maybe I'm on the wrong track...
anapatty83
Managua
Nicaragua

March 21, 2012
12:04 AM

Post #9050972

Maybe a Barringtonia...
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Colombia

March 21, 2012
8:27 PM

Post #9052221

Thanks but I am not seeing a match with either Sonneratiaceae or Barringtonia.
Darwiniensis
Darwin
Australia

March 21, 2012
9:27 PM

Post #9052267

I would also look closely at the family Capparaceae. The flower structure is very similar.
anapatty83
Managua
Nicaragua

March 22, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9052690

Hola Ana

Yo no conozco ese árbol y no he tenido tiempo de buscar...

Seems to be difficult the identity of that tree, even for Darwiniensis who is an expert on tropical plants... but sooner or later someone will give the name.

The family Capparaceae, suggested by Darwiniensis, is another good candidate

but you say as is the disposition of the leaves ... I can not see ... it is alternate leaves?




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victorengel
Austin, TX

March 22, 2012
8:58 AM

Post #9052693

Reminds me of manzana rosa, Syzygium jambos, but that's obviously not it.
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Colombia

March 23, 2012
2:01 PM

Post #9054251

The flowers do resemble a Capparis but I do not see any with the same leaf design. Ana, the angle I shot from makes in unclear if the leaves are alternate, but they do look so.
Ldestructo
Morganza, LA

March 24, 2012
3:10 PM

Post #9055537

Could it be a type of coffee tree?
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Colombia

March 27, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9059822

I do not see any similarity with coffee.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 27, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9059824

It has a very interesting flower structure which Ive never seen before.
Barranquilla
Barranquilla
Colombia

October 4, 2012
9:08 AM

Post #9295686

Fruit and leaves

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