Plant ID forum: Tropical tree ??

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Mar 6, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Was up at our local nursery and they have this tree growing there. They don't know what it is...Kinda cool, but it's covered in thorns !! Yikes... !!



Sorry about the quality of the pics. Was very cloudy and raining so light levels inside the greenhouse were very low, even w/ flash fill in didn't help alot.

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Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Mar 7, 2014 7:47 PM CST
Sad No one ???
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Mar 7, 2014 9:01 PM CST
Wow, that is an interesting tree with pretty blooms. I've googled and searched and looked at hundreds of pictures but I couldn't find a match ... I'll be watching to see if someone comes up with an ID for this one!
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 7, 2014 9:14 PM CST
Aha ... I think I found it: Wercklea (Wercklea ferox)

https://www.google.com/search?...

edited to say: I submitted a little information for the database, there's currently only one photo there so your photo's would be a great asset to that entry!
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Mar 7, 2014 10:14 PM CST
Yes, @plantladylin, I found a photo that looks exactly like @mjsponies's
http://www.rarepalmseeds.com/p...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 7, 2014 10:25 PM CST

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Very cool plant.
Evan
Name: mj
Central Florida
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mjsponies
Mar 8, 2014 5:11 AM CST
oh you guys are the best !
Thank You !
God gave us wings. He just called them horses
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 8, 2014 9:00 AM CST
I'd just about given up trying to search for a look-alike when I stumbled upon Wercklea! It sure is a pretty tree, I love the leaves as much as the blooms ... just not one for thorns.
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: mj
Central Florida
Butterflies Hummingbirder Keeps Horses Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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mjsponies
Mar 8, 2014 1:20 PM CST
plantladylin said:I'd just about given up trying to search for a look-alike when I stumbled upon Wercklea! It sure is a pretty tree, I love the leaves as much as the blooms ...

......... just not one for thorns.
I agree

God gave us wings. He just called them horses

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