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seorcasm
Feb 21, 2019 7:05 PM CST
My dad really wants to know what plant this is and I have no idea 😅 I hope you can help me!! Thank you! 💚
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plantladylin
Feb 21, 2019 7:34 PM CST
I wonder if it might be a type of Mussaenda?
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seorcasm
Feb 21, 2019 9:18 PM CST
plantladylin said:I wonder if it might be a type of Mussaenda?


I have no knowledge about plants so I tried searching for Mussaenda and there's like a native species of it here in the Philippines and the closest one is the Doña Aurora but I'm not entirely sure if it's the exact one because: 1- there's a small yellow flower in the middle of the Doña Aurora but this plant doesn't and 2-the stem of the tree is too narrow compared to this plant

My dad was super excited when he saw that picture because it's the closest we've seen. Thank you so much! I hope you can give me more input regarding the plant I mentioned hahahaha 💚
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Calif_Sue
Feb 21, 2019 11:23 PM CST

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We have a couple of photos of that one.
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tofitropic
Feb 22, 2019 1:14 AM CST
I believes that is a Handkerchief tree, Maniltoa sp, such as Maniltoa brownioides, or other related species, some of maniltoa are quite popular for street tree as well as garden plant
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Calif_Sue
Feb 22, 2019 1:45 AM CST

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And too bad we don't have any photos of Maniltoa browneoides
but online images seem to be a match!
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seorcasm
Feb 22, 2019 2:36 AM CST
I think I found the right one!

According to my googling (lol), it's Cynometra Ramiflora L. known as Balitbitan Tree (Fountainhead Tree) here in the Philippines. Could you guys check the link I'll provide if it matches the plant 100%? Thank you so much and I'm so sorry for having 0 knowledge about this.

LINK: http ://pinoytrees.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-fountainhead-trees.html

That being said, I really enjoyed doing this! I'm not fond of plants but I'm beginning to love it more! I'm just amazed at how vast the variety of plants there is! :)
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Calif_Sue
Feb 22, 2019 9:22 AM CST

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The blog photos match your photos but the ID seems to be incorrect:

http://tropical.theferns.info/...
http://powo.science.kew.org/ta...
http://keys.trin.org.au/key-se...


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tofitropic
Feb 22, 2019 2:57 PM CST
Several genuses in fabaceae have soft-pale-pendant young leaves, including; Maniltoa, Brownea, Browneopsis, Saraca, and also Cynometra,.. (I believes there a lot more). Many of them being called handkerchief tree for this reason.
My guess of Maniltoa based on what is common in my area, never saw a Cynometra ramilflora, the only Cynometra I ever saw is C. cauliflora with very similar fruit but edible.
Your plant could still be Cynometra or other in the above group. The only way to be sure I guess is to wait when flower appear, as that will confirm ID.
Mean while, you can also check if there are local people who knows this plant there.
I hope in the future you can update this thread if flower or fruit available.. and it will be very nice too of adding those images to the data base when the ID are clear in the future.
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seorcasm
Feb 22, 2019 9:58 PM CST
tofitropic said:Several genuses in fabaceae have soft-pale-pendant young leaves, including; Maniltoa, Brownea, Browneopsis, Saraca, and also Cynometra,.. (I believes there a lot more). Many of them being called handkerchief tree for this reason.
My guess of Maniltoa based on what is common in my area, never saw a Cynometra ramilflora, the only Cynometra I ever saw is C. cauliflora with very similar fruit but edible.
Your plant could still be Cynometra or other in the above group. The only way to be sure I guess is to wait when flower appear, as that will confirm ID.
Mean while, you can also check if there are local people who knows this plant there.
I hope in the future you can update this thread if flower or fruit available.. and it will be very nice too of adding those images to the data base when the ID are clear in the future.


I see. I'll try to ask other people regarding this and hopefully I can see one for myself so I can confirm as well. Thank you all so much for your help!!! <3

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