Tropical vive ID-I think it might be from Australia

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

I am posting this here too, even though it is an ID, because I think it might be an Australian plant. This is a woody climber with very large (12" +) leaves that have a furry texture. Has not bloomed, so it is harder to ID. Any help is greatly appreciated.


popper1

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noonamah, Australia

It's got me stumped, and probably a lot of others. Ironically, it looks like a plant I do have but it's a tree and not a vine. Good luck with getting an ID.

Gold Coast, Australia

Looks like a Ficus

Newcastle(NSW), Australia(Zone 10a)

Those big shiny leaves are, as far as I can see, Frangipani or, as otherwise known, Plumeria. It will grow to be a large woody tree, which you may prune in tthe cold season, when it has lost its leaves. Otherwise it drips white sap everywhere. I don't know what they do in Hawaii about the sap. Cut whole branches off. Let cut ends dry out for 3-4 weeks then pot up, if thats what you want.

There seems to be some sort of vine leaves behind the big shiny ones, which look furry, look like green beans?

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

There are quite a few vines behind the main plant, Bauhinia, Aristolochia, Tecomanthe, Combretum.

Even though the big leaves look shiny (I think it had just rained) they are furry. Plus they are a lot latger than Plumeria leaves.

Thanks for your help,

David

BROOKFIELD, Australia

Quote from popper1 :
I am posting this here too, even though it is an ID, because I think it might be an Australian plant. This is a woody climber with very large (12" +) leaves that have a furry texture. Has not bloomed, so it is harder to ID. Any help is greatly appreciated.


popper1


Could it be a Philodendron? Try a search for that?

Lakeland, FL(Zone 10a)

No, not a Philo. much more tree like then an aroid.

David

noonamah, Australia

Not Morinda citrifolia. But the tree I mentioned previously that it looks like is Barringtonia asiatica. However, I wouldn't say the leaves are furry, and can't imagine it being mistaken for a vine.

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