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Allanblackia sp., Tallow Tree
Allanblackia floribunda seeds

Allanblackia sp.

Tallow Tree
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Tropical Africa
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Allanblackia floribunda has been long used in traditional African medicine.

The tree's fruit are not really edible but its seeds are the source of Allanblackia Oil.



Allanblackia sp., Tallow Tree
Allanblackia gabonensis seeds


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Clusia fluminensis, Dwarf Clusia, Clusia 'Nana'

Clusia fluminensis

Dwarf Clusia, Clusia 'Nana'
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: South and Central America
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Commonly known as the Dwarf Clusia, this tropical evergreen shrub is native to Brazil, Paraguay, and parts of Central America.

Clusia fluminensis is an attractive and versatile, native American plant. It can be fashioned into both a large or small, tightly-rounded shrub or bonsai. It has a mature height of 5-10 ft, with 2-5 ft mature width, with full sun to semi-shade requirements. The small, leathery leaves are pear-shaped and may be tinted red or purple when young. In the summer months, the plant produces clusters of light pink, white, or off-white fragrant flowers.

It is a tough plant that is salt-tolerant and can tolerate short periods of time in temperatures as low as 30F, growing USDA Zone 9-11. It requires moderate amounts of water and should be fertilized every four to six weeks to promote best growth. Pruning is not required, but will help maintain the desired size and shape of the shrub.

Clusia fluminensis is considered a low-maintenance shrub, perfect for growing in seaside settings, or wherever a tough, salt tolerant shrub is needed. When planting in cold regions, it is best to use a container-grown shrub, and ensure it is planted in a location that receives at least some winter sun and is protected from drying winds. A layer of mulch can be used in winter to help moderate the temperature of the soil. During dry spells, container-grown plants should be watered deeper and more frequently.



Clusia fluminensis, Dwarf Clusia, Clusia 'Nana'
Clusia fluminensis, Dwarf Clusia, Clusia 'Nana'


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Clusia guttifera , Small Leaf Clusia, Dwarf Autograph Tree, Small Leaf Pitch Apple

Clusia guttifera

Small Leaf Clusia, Dwarf Autograph Tree, Small Leaf Pitch Apple
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This clusia is really dwarf, and can be grown as a small dense shrub or potted specimen. It has impressive aerial roots hanging off the branches. It is a very cool plant for patios or around the pool decks.

It can tolerate shade too, as well as cooler temperatures.

Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant.





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Clusia hilariana, Clusia

Clusia hilariana

Clusia
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Brazil
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Edible

Clusia hilariana is an evergreen tree with an open, spreading crown; it can grow 4 - 8 metres tall.

The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. A very ornamental plant, it can be used in general landscaping. The fruit is a globose capsule around 5cm in diameter containing several seeds surrounded by an orange-red edible aril.



Clusia hilariana, Clusia
Clusia hilariana, Clusia
Clusia hilariana, Clusia


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Clusia lanceolata, Porcelain Flower, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Cerra cipapao apple

Clusia lanceolata

Porcelain Flower, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Cerra cipapao apple
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsInvasiveSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Clusia lanceolata, or Porcelain Flower, is a delightful small tree native to America. Growing up to 10-20 feet tall, this charming deciduous tree features fragrant white to off-white flowers with a center of dark red and have a rich, glossy foliage. When these pretty blooms arrive, they draw different species of butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to the area.

Clusia lanceolata require moderate water and can be placed in full sun to semi-shade positions. While it is tolerant of both high and low temperatures, this plant has some impressive hardiness and can tolerate a temperature of 30°F or below for quite some time. For those living in colder climates, they can still enjoy this low-maintenance and beautiful plant in a container.

Not only is Clusia lanceolata tolerant of different temperatures, it is also quite salt-tolerant and can be placed in seaside gardens or other similar locations. USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11 are ideal for this compact plant as its needs are met, but can still give off a decently sized shrub or small tree.

Additionally, to keep your Porcelain Flower in a healthier state, planting it in well-draining and nutrient rich soils can help the plant. When the summer heat arrives, a bit of extra water can go a long way for this ultra-hardy plant. Pruning is usually not necessary but can keep this species from becoming too unruly.

Overall, Clusia lanceolata is a hardy plant that can often withstand colder weathers, seaside, and require low maintenance. If you live in a USDA hardiness zone of 9 to 11 and want a fragrant and colorful addition to your garden, then this small, deciduous tree could be an excellent pick.





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Clusia orthoneura, Clusia Braziliana, Brazilian Clusia, Porcelain Flower

Clusia orthoneura, Clusia Braziliana

Brazilian Clusia, Porcelain Flower
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: South America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Very rare small shrub with waxy and thick narrow leaves and gorgeous pink flowers with mauve throats that look almost artificial. The flower stays on the plant for a few days. The shrub has naturally round shape and produces thick air-roots at the base of the stem. Blooms from late winter through spring and summer. Cold hardy to zone 9b. Slow growing, perfect container plant or can be gown as a specimen in a small garden.





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Clusia rosea, Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree

Clusia rosea

Copey, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple, Autograph tree
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A beautiful evergreen tree with large thick waxy leaves that are persistent. This native tree grows to 30' and spreads out. Can be grown in container as a small tree. The flowers are 1.5-2 inches wide and pink and white followed by apple like fruit. Requires little maintenance and is salt tolerant. Widely grown as an ornamental in tropical regions of the world. In Hawaii, it is commonly planted as a street, parking lot, or specimen tree. Plants readily spread from initial plantings to surrounding areas. Plants thrive in a variety of environments from dry barren lava landscapes to steep cliffs in wet areas. Ever-blooming, flowers are off-white with pink centers, slightly fragrant at night. Tolerates both sun and shade, blooms in shade easily. The seeds are presumably bird dispersed. Like strangler figs, can germinate in the crotch of other trees and grow as epiphytes. They send down aerial roots and will eventually smother the host tree. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!





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Clusia rosea Aureo Variegata - Variegated Autograph Tree

Clusias, with their beautiful "porcelain" flowers, are the easiest plants to grow. It will forgive you if you forget to water it... Takes both sun or shade. Very slow growing and can be used as a potted specimen. The plant forms interesting aerial roots. Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!

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Clusia sp., Clusia
Aerial roots

Clusia sp.

Clusia
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Central America
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowers



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Cratoxylum cochinchinense, Hypericum cochinchinense, Yellow Cow Wood, Kayu Arang, Kemutong, Tree-Avens

Cratoxylum cochinchinense, Hypericum cochinchinense

Yellow Cow Wood, Kayu Arang, Kemutong, Tree-Avens
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Indochina, Malaysia, Philippines
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Bark can be used as brown colored dye, wood is very hard and durable. The young shoots are edibleand used as a raw vegetable.





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Cratoxylum formosum, Mempat

Cratoxylum formosum

Mempat
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Indochina, Malaysia, Philippines
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds



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