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Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata, Powderpuff

Calliandra emarginata, Inga emarginata

Powderpuff
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Southern Mexico, Panama, Bolivia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This species has dwarf growth habit, and blooms year round. The plant is always covered with flowers. The name Calliandra means "beautiful stamens", and several of the approximately 150 shrubs and small trees belonging to this genus are grown for their dense heads of pink or white silky stamens that appear on short stalks along the upper sides of the branches. Propagation is easier from seeds, cuttings are also possible. The name Calliandra comes from the Greek for 'beautiful stamens'. The globular flowerheads can be up to 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm).

This plant can be trained either in a small standard tree or a nice round bush.





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Calliandra tweedii, Inga pulcherrima, Red Tassel Flower

Calliandra tweedii, Inga pulcherrima

Red Tassel Flower
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Brazil and Uruguay
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowers

It is a long-lived, many-stemmed dense shrub, belonging to the mimosa family and grows to about 6ft high. The branches grow from ground level, and the leaves consist of tiny crowded leaflets that fold together at night or by touch. The fine, feathery and large flowers are a deep scarlet color and borne among the green foliage from spring to autumn. Propagation is from seed or cuttings taken in winter.





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Calliandra tweedii With Love - Red Tassel Flower

It is a long-lived, many-stemmed dense shrub, the branches grow from ground level, and the leaves consist of tiny crowded leaflets that fold together at night or by touch. The fine, feathery and large flowers are a deep scarlet color and borne among the green foliage from spring to autumn. Some varieties may have pinkish color. Great bonsai plant.

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Hymenaea courbaril, Inga megacarpa, Hymenaea animifera, Stinking Toe, Jatoba, Coapinole, Courbaril

Hymenaea courbaril, Inga megacarpa, Hymenaea animifera

Stinking Toe, Jatoba, Coapinole, Courbaril
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Central and South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterEthnomedical 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.EdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Plant has "Stinking Toe" name because its seedpods look like big, fat toes and are said to smell like smelly feet or toes. The fruit is however very delicious. The pulp of Stinking Toe is sweet tasting and eaten fresh or made into a beverage. Plant has also many uses in folk medicine from alleviating headaches to treating gout. White, fragrant flowers are pollinated by bats. This plant produces usable copal resins, mostly underground and at the base of the tree. Orange sticky gum converts to amber, but this process takes millions of years. This forms a hard polymer that is resistant to natural decay processes.





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Inga feuilleei, Inga edulis , Ice Cream Bean, Inga, Guama, Guaba

Inga feuilleei, Inga edulis

Ice Cream Bean, Inga, Guama, Guaba
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central and Southern America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A large attractive tree with spreading branches and lovely white and yellow pompom type flowers. Between each leaflet there is a nectary gland on the leaf rachis. The pods look similar to a tamarind pod. A nitrogen fixing tree, produces bean pods up to 3 FT long which contain sweet, juicy, white pulp that has a soft cotton wool texture and tastes of vanilla ice-cream. "A delectable snack that comes in its own natural wrapper" which is loved by children. The seeds commonly germinate while the fruit is still attached to the tree. If you look carefully, you can see the bright green of the first leaves put out by the seed while it is still inside the fruit!





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Ice Cream Bean tree, Inga feuille (edulis)

Ice Cream Bean, Inga - nice shade tree and wonderful fruit that kids love! Fast-growing. This species is very close to Inga edulis (affinis).

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Inga ilta, Inga

Inga ilta

Inga
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Ecuador
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowers

Inga ilta, Inga


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Inga jinicuil, Feuilleea jinicuil, Inga peterno, Paterno

Inga jinicuil, Feuilleea jinicuil, Inga peterno

Paterno
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central America
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersEdible

Inga jinicuil, Feuilleea jinicuil, Inga peterno, Paterno


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Inga nobilis, Guama Venezolano

Inga nobilis

Guama Venezolano
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central America, South America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Inga nobilis, Guama Venezolano
Inga nobilis, Guama Venezolano
Inga nobilis, Guama Venezolano
Inga nobilis, Guama Venezolano


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Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete

Inga spectabilis

Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central and Southern America
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersEdible

The Inga spectabilis is very rare in cultivation. It is also called the Machete Ice Cream Bean because of its shape. Like the more common Inga edulis, this Ice Cream Bean has seeds that are surrounded by delicious white and soft flesh. Because the seed pot has a thicker shell, it is more resistant to external influences. In tropical conditions a seedling can give fruit after 3 years. The tree is very vigorous and fast growing, in favorable conditions it can reach a height of more than 30 ft. The Machete Ice Cream Bean is also can be used as an ornamental shade tree.



Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete
Inga spectabilis, Ice Cream Bean, Guabo, Guaba machete


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Ice Cream Bean tree Machete, Inga spectabilis

The Inga spectabilis is very rare in cultivation. It is also called the Machete Ice Cream Bean because of its shape. Like the more common Inga edulis, this Ice Cream Bean has seeds that are surrounded by delicious white and soft flesh. Because the seed pot has a thicker shell, it is more resistant to external influences. In tropical conditions a seedling can give fruit after 3 years. The tree is very vigorous and fast growing, in favorable conditions it can reach a height of more than 30 ft. The Machete Ice Cream Bean is also can be used as an ornamental shade tree.

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Inga uruguensis, Inga banana

Inga uruguensis

Inga banana
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Origin: Central and Southern America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange flowersEdible

A large attractive tree with spreading branches and lovely white and yellow pompom type flowers.





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Peltophorum pterocarpum, Caesalpinia ferruginea, Caesalpinia inermis, Inga pterocarpum, Peltophorum inerme, Golden Flamboyante, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana, Copper pod tree, Copperpod

Peltophorum pterocarpum, Caesalpinia ferruginea, Caesalpinia inermis, Inga pterocarpum, Peltophorum inerme

Golden Flamboyante, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana, Copper pod tree, Copperpod
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: India and South East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/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.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Upright, semi - evergreen tree. It has dark green leathery leaflets, fragrant, yellow flowers and alongated seedpod. Shade tree on streets and roadsides or cover for cash crops in the humid tropics. Also grown as an ornamental. Sap wood soft and light, not durable and of little use, heartwood red, hard and strong. Good for carpentry, construction and cartwright's work. Bark contains tannins, giving a light yellow color to leather, tannins also present in leaves and wood. Medicinal uses: bark for dysentry, tooth powder, eye lotion, embrocation for pains and sores; the bark gives a dye of a yellow color. Can be used as a shade - or specimen tree.

USDA hardiness zone 10b. It is a fast-growing tree. Temperatures in the high 20's cause the leaves to drop but these are quickly replaced. Young trees flower in 2-3 years from seed.





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Peltophorum pterocarpum - Yellow Poinciana - seeds

Golden Flamboyante, Yellow Flame Tree, Yellow Poinciana, Copper pod tree. Upright, semi - evergreen tree. It has dark green leathery leaflets, fragrant, yellow flowers and elongated seedpod. Shade tree on streets and roadsides or cover for cash crops in the humid tropics. Also grown as an ornamental.
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