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Tropical Plants: ID Please!!!???

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popper1
Mulberry, FL

April 23, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9094106

I know this is not for ID of plants, but I put this in that Forum but had no responses. This is a tropical plant I grew from seed, was supposed to be Combretum grandiflora vine, which is obviously is not. 1st two are from a tree about 4' tall, others are smaller. The last pic is of glands that are at the base of each pinnate leaf, each with 5 leaflets. The plants have never bloomed.

Any help, guesses, whatever, would be appreciated.

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patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

April 26, 2012
11:13 AM

Post #9098658

Could it be a Cinnamon tree, the source for the spice of commerce?
Resembles it somewhat. If not, oh well I tried. :-)
popper1
Mulberry, FL

April 26, 2012
11:32 AM

Post #9098679

Thanks for the response patootie, but I have Cinnamon trees and thats not it. :(

Looks like I'll never know unless it flowers.

popper1
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 26, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9098719

You might try posting in the Plant ID forum, there's a good chance someone there will recognize it.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

April 26, 2012
12:09 PM

Post #9098720

I tried it there and got nothing. I know it's a tropical plant so I thought I'd try it here too.

popper1
ardesia
Saint Helena Island, SC
(Zone 9a)

April 27, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9099806

I would bump your post on the ID forum and maybe even dMail metrosiderious to get his ideas, he knows his tropicals.

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

April 27, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9099984

Or let it make a flower, and post here again. Flowers or seeds make it so much easier to ID. Taper back on watering it, and see if it puts up a flower bud? This hot, dry time of year I'll bet it will respond.

Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


April 27, 2012
12:45 PM

Post #9100192

Need to see a flower.
popper1
Mulberry, FL

August 12, 2012
5:38 PM

Post #9239325

This unknow tree flowered. Not the one that is 6', but one the is much smaller. There are flower buds amongst the leaves but also directly off the trunk. I have attached the pics, Any ideas now? Also going to post in ID forum.

Thanks!

David.

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Metrosideros

Metrosideros
Keaau, HI


August 12, 2012
6:52 PM

Post #9239410

Is that Pachira aquatica, Malabar Chestnut.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachira_aquatica

http://www.hear.org/starr/images/species/?q=pachira+aquatica&o=plants
popper1
Mulberry, FL

August 12, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9239497

no, petels are small (maybe a centimeter), green, and completely curled back. Flower is all stamens, 2" across. Entire flower in 2" long, from base. Plus the leaves are in pairs and have that strange gland at the base of eacf leaf, seen in the last picture of the 1st post.

David
popper1
Mulberry, FL

August 14, 2012
8:31 PM

Post #9241865

Figured out it is Archidendron lucyi.
roxxanne
Houston, PA
(Zone 6a)

August 24, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9252034

Don't you hate when that happens! Where did you get the seeds?
popper1
Mulberry, FL

August 29, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9258344

No idea where I got the seeds. I have a couple smaller ones I think I am going to sell.
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 16, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9276817

Is there a common name ? It's beautiful .
popper1
Mulberry, FL

September 19, 2012
5:37 PM

Post #9280519

It is called the Scarlet bean tree. It gets twited seed pods after the flowers that turn bright red. When they are ripe the split open to reveal a yellow inside and black dangling seeds. I have a pod on my tree right now. The one that is 6 feet tall is blooming now too.

David, Florida
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 19, 2012
5:46 PM

Post #9280530

I'll start looking tomorrow , bedtime now . Thanks .
popper1
Mulberry, FL

September 20, 2012
10:34 AM

Post #9281146

Are you on ebay? If so what is your screen name?

David
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 20, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9281195

I only buy , not sell .digger9083 is how I'm registered .
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 20, 2012
11:14 AM

Post #9281212

Just Googled . Huge difference in colors . Not interested in vines but will try to find the tree in the Rio Grand Valley . I'll be there in two weeks for the winter .
popper1
Mulberry, FL

September 20, 2012
5:03 PM

Post #9281465

I have been selling stuff on eBay to a guy that lives in the same town as you. I was wondering if it was the same person.

David
digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 20, 2012
6:25 PM

Post #9281528

What do you sell and what's his name ?D mail if you don't want to broadcast it .
popper1
Mulberry, FL

September 24, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9285302

Here is the one seed pod the formed on the A lucyi

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digger9083
Dahlonega, GA

September 25, 2012
4:57 AM

Post #9285724

O k 'nuff said .

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