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Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood

Carapa guianensis

Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Big tree > 20 ftSmall 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.Flood tolerant

Andiroba oil is well known in Brazil and widely employed to heal many skin conditions and as a natural insect repellant. The oil is also used in Brazil as a furniture polish that is thought to protect wooden furniture from termites and other wood-chewing insects.

Andiroba wood is soft, yet durable, and much sought by sawmills.



Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood
Carapa guianensis, Andiroba, Bastard-mahogany, Crabwood


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Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum, Ivory Mahogany

Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum

Ivory Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Australia
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

Dysoxylum gaudichaudianum, Ivory Mahogany


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Dysoxylum parasiticum, Dysoxylum caulostachyum, Yellow Mahogany

Dysoxylum parasiticum, Dysoxylum caulostachyum

Yellow Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Malesia, New Guinea
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers



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Entandrophragma caudatum, Mountain Mahogany, Half-peeled Banana
Seeds

Entandrophragma caudatum

Mountain Mahogany, Half-peeled Banana
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Mountain Mahogany is a large Southern African tree belonging to the Mahogany family and found in eastern and north eastern South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, Angola, the Caprivi Strip region of Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. This is a large deciduous tree, found at low altitudes in river valleys, but also in open woodland on rocky slopes and ridges.

The fruit of this species is remarkable and when green has the form of a cigar- or club-shaped capsule. When mature the five woody, closely lenticellate, pale brown valves curve back from the thickened tip, leaving a central column intact with impressions of the seeds - in overall appearance that of a half-peeled banana. Seeds are large and winged, and carried some distance from the tree by wind.




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Entandrophragma caudatum, Mountain Mahogany - seeds

Mountain Mahogany, Half-peeled Banana. Mountain Mahogany is a large Southern African tree. The fruit of this species is remarkable and when green has the form of a cigar- or club-shaped capsule. When mature the five woody, closely lenticellate, pale brown valves curve back from the thickened tip, leaving a central column intact with impressions of the seeds - in overall appearance that of a half-peeled banana. Seeds are large and winged, and carried some distance from the tree by wind.
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Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree

Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis

Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Florida
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Persea borbonia is a relative of Avocado and Bay Leaf, the leaves of this aromatic herb tree are used for seasoning. he spicy leaves can be used to flavor soups and meats. Try crushing one of their leaves and you will smell an aroma similar to the bay leaves in your kitchen.

The plant develops a dense, pyramidal crown with gently drooping branches. The bark of the Persea borbonia is reddish-brown with irregular furrows that separate flat-topped ridges. Small round fruits appear on the tips of branches. The fruit is a small bright blue to shiny black drupe. The inside of these fruits looks like a miniature avocado complete with green, squishy flesh and a dark seed. In fact, an even closer relative to swamp bay than the culinary bay is the edible avocado (Persea americana). This plant is highly salt tolerant and tolerates flooding. Persea borbonia is usually associated with lowlands, hardwood swampy forests and moist or swampy conditions, but occurs in a variety of habitats, ranging from edges of fields and ditches to dry sandy areas, ridges and even dunes near the coast.



Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree
Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree
Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree
Persea borbonia, Laurus borbonia, Persea littoralis, Redbay, Florida Mahogany, Sweet Bay, Silk Bay, Laurel Tree


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Persea indica, Laurus indica, Madeira Mahogany

Persea indica, Laurus indica

Madeira Mahogany
Family: Lauraceae
Origin: Canary Islands
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate water

Persea indica, Laurus indica, Madeira Mahogany
Persea indica, Laurus indica, Madeira Mahogany


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Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany

Swietenia mahagoni

West Indian Mahogany
Family: Meliaceae
Origin: Caribbean, southern Florida
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunRegular waterSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Swietenia mahagoni is the species from which the true original mahogany wood was produced. Mahogany is a semi-deciduous tree which loses its old leaves at the end of winter just as the new growth is beginning.



Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany
Swietenia mahagoni, West Indian Mahogany


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Begonia listada, Striped Begonia

Begonia listada

Striped Begonia
Family: Begoniaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Each leaf features a bright green stripe that dissects the center of the velvet dark green leaves. The underside of each leaf is a rich mahogany color.

Begonia listada is well suited to a bright position, free from direct sunlight.



Begonia listada, Striped Begonia
Begonia listada, Striped Begonia
Begonia listada, Striped Begonia
Begonia listada, Striped Begonia


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Hibiscus acetosella, African Rosemallow, Maple Sugar, Red Hibiscus, Cranberry Shield, Gongura

Hibiscus acetosella

African Rosemallow, Maple Sugar, Red Hibiscus, Cranberry Shield, Gongura
Family: Malvaceae
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunRegular waterPink flowersOrnamental foliageRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This spectacular hibiscus has attractive maple shaped dark red foliage and mauve flowers. Leaves are edible, full of vitamin C, and great for salads. It forms an upright bush, blooms late in the season. Flower is very similar to Hibiscus cannabinus.





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Hibiscus acetosella - African Cranberry Hibiscus, red leaves

African Cranberry Hibiscus. This fast growing bush...  more

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Hibiscus acetosella - seeds

African Cranberry Hibiscus. This fast growing bush...  more
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Rudbeckia sp., Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower

Rudbeckia sp.

Black-eyed Susan, Coneflower
Family: Asteraceae
Origin: North America
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterUnusual colorRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

The flowers are produced in daisy-like inflorescences, with yellow or orange florets arranged in a prominent, cone-shaped head. Most Rudbeckia come in shades of yellow or orange, with a dark center seed head, but there are also russet, bronze and mahogany tones.

Keep plants well watered the first season, to get them established. Once established, the will be quite drought resistant.





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