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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Need help to ID this tropical tree

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tbmontserrat
Isles Bay
Montserrat
(Zone 11)

March 16, 2013
9:31 AM

Post #9451263

Can someone help me ID this tree ... I live in Montserrat, in the Caribbean. Thank you so much

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growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 16, 2013
10:23 AM

Post #9451312

Reminds me of a Ceiba. Not sure what this is.
Lovemanyplants
Simi Valley, CA

March 16, 2013
4:01 PM

Post #9451599

Looks like either a Sapote or a buckeye. Can't tell without looking at the bark. Sapote are edible and Buckeye is deadly. The bark on a Sapote is splotchy grey ish. Here's a picture of my sapote.
Darwiniensis
Darwin
Australia

March 16, 2013
7:40 PM

Post #9451820

Sterculia foetida.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 16, 2013
8:04 PM

Post #9451848

I agree with Darwiniensis's id. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/166443/ Also looks like we need some additional photos for this entry in Plantfiles.
tbmontserrat
Isles Bay
Montserrat
(Zone 11)

March 17, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9452067


Thanks Growin, Lovemanyplants & Darwiniensis for your help. I looked up other images of Sterculia foetida and it is my tree. I appreciate the ID, it has had me stumped for awhile. I will add the photos I have to the plant file. Have a great day!!!!!

Tina

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 17, 2013
12:18 PM

Post #9452497

Thanks for adding the images!
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

March 17, 2013
12:28 PM

Post #9452505

the genus was named after Sterculius, the roman god of outhouses. The flowers smell unpleasantly.

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