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Tropical Zone Gardening: ID anyone?

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Lakeland, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 28, 2007
6:26 PM

Post #4132509

I posted the attached message in the Plant ID Forum. Just in case we have people here that don't regularly watch the ID forum I am attaching a link the post. If anyone here thinks that can help me ID this plant, I would appreciate it if you could take a quick look, there are other pictures in the post.



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Hillsborough , NC
(Zone 7a)

October 29, 2007
5:26 AM

Post #4134514

Sorry, no help here - Carol, where are you ????
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

October 30, 2007
10:14 PM

Post #4140687

Could it be a blood banana or Heliconia indica?
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 10a)

October 30, 2007
11:41 PM

Post #4140958

No, it is not either of those. It is more tree like then a banana or heliconia
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

October 31, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #4143900

Hmmmm so hard to tell without the it only the ONE new leaf that comes in red? Multiple leaves? Made me think of Cacao...but ... hmmmmm Very Pretty...
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

November 14, 2007
5:10 AM

Post #4191150

The more I see our Cacao trees, the more I think that is what you have. Any more information on it?
Lakeland, FL
(Zone 10a)

November 14, 2007
1:03 PM

Post #4191558

No, it is not a Theoboma, it does look similar, particularly the color of the new leaves, but I have T cacao and it is not it. The best I have been able to figure is it is in the genus Triplaris.

I have attached a picture I saw on TopTropicals website. The new leaves coming on the plant look identical in coloration and the manner in which they emerge. It is a dioecious plant. The male trees are not too exciting but the famale trees look very impressive. I am hoping it is a female! After it does flower I am going to attempt to find a tree of the opposite sex.


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South Venice, FL
(Zone 9b)

November 15, 2007
11:34 AM

Post #4195035

What a cool mystery, hope you can ID it and find it a mate!

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