TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Botanical family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae

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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 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersEdible plantEthnomedical 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.

Allanblackia sp. (Tallow tree), native to the tropical forests of Africa, is a small tree usually ranging from 10-20 ft tall. It prefers full sun, but can also do well in semi-shade and needs regular but moderate water. This tree is a showstopper, with bright pink, white, off-white and yellow or orange flowers.

This tree is an ethnomedical plant, which means its seeds have been used for centuries in African traditional medicine for inflammation and for fighting bacteria, and parasites. It is also edible and the fruit, although not particularly delicious, can be eaten as a snack or added to fruit salads.

Allanblackia floribunda can produce up to 100 fruits per year, each of which contain a dozen or more seeds. The seeds contain a rich oil that is used in cooking and cosmetics. In cooking, the oil has a neutral flavor and is high in omega-3 fatty acids, making it an excellent choice for those looking to add healthy omega-3s to their diet. In the cosmetics industry, it is used for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties.

This tree can be grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11 in pots in cold regions as well. When planting, make sure the soil is well-drained, with plenty of compost and fertilizer added. Keep soil moist and provide regular but moderate water. Sun exposure should be full sun to semi-shade but avoid full shade as it will cause poor flowering, fruit formation and oil production.



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
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersFragrant plantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Dwarf Clusia (Clusia fluminensis) is a tropical evergreen shrub native to South and Central America. It is commonly found in Brazil, Paraguay, and parts of Central America, and is known for its versatility and attractive appearance. This plant is a great choice for those who are looking for a low-maintenance shrub that is perfect for growing in seaside locations or in areas where salt tolerance is a requirement.

Dwarf Clusia can be grown as a large shrub, reaching 5-10 ft in height and 2-5 ft in width, or as a small bonsai, making it an ideal choice for gardeners with limited space. The shrub is well-suited to full sun, semi-shade, or shade, and is known for its small, leathery leaves that are pear-shaped and may be tinted red or purple when young.

During the summer months, Dwarf Clusia produces clusters of light pink, white, or off-white, fragrant flowers that are sure to add a touch of beauty to any garden. The plant is a tough, salt-tolerant species that can withstand short periods of time in temperatures as low as 30F, making it suitable for growing in USDA Zone 10-11.

When it comes to caring for Dwarf Clusia, moderate water is required, and the plant should be fertilized every four to six weeks to promote optimal growth. Pruning is not required, but it can help to maintain the desired size and shape of the shrub.

In cold regions, Dwarf Clusia should be planted in a container and placed 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, and during dry spells, container-grown plants should be watered deeply and more frequently to ensure they receive the moisture they need to thrive.

Dwarf Clusia is a versatile, low-maintenance shrub that is perfect for gardeners who are looking for a tough, salt-tolerant plant that is both beautiful and easy to care for. Whether grown as a large shrub or as a bonsai, Dwarf Clusia is sure to add a touch of tropical beauty to any garden.



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
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersSeaside, 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
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEdible plantEthnomedical 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.

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
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersInvasive plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantSeaside, 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 10 to 12 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.





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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
USDA Zone: 10-12?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, 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
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeShadeFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plantFlood tolerant plantSeaside, 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!

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Megaflor - Bloom Nutrition Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot, small plant
 


Clusia sp., Clusia
Aerial roots

Clusia sp.

Clusia
Family: Clusiaceae / Guttiferae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white 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
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical 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.

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
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical 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.



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