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Sonerila pulchella, Sonerila

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Sonerila pulchella

Sonerila
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Malaysia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersOrnamental foliage

Sonerila pulchella, Sonerila

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Sonerila pulchella, Sonerila

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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida

Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple
Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioidea
Origin: Southeast Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular 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.EdibleFlood tolerant

The tree is usually found in tidal river-banks and creeks with mud banks.

Flowers large (10cm diameter) with petals narrow and dark red, and many long white stamens that are pink at the base, forming a powder-puff shape. Flowers only open for one night and have an offensive smell. The fruit is large, about 4 cm across, green, leathery berries with a star-shaped base. When ripe, the fruits are eaten raw or cooked.



Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia caseolaris, Rhizophora caseolaris, Sonneratia acida, Cork Tree, Crabapple Mangrove, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia ovata, Gedabu, Mangrove Apple

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Sonneratia ovata

Gedabu, Mangrove Apple
Family: Lythraceae
Subfamily: Sonneratioidea
Origin: SE Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunBog or aquaticWhite/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, hummingbirdsEdibleFlood tolerantSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Formerly the Sonneratia were placed in a family called Sonneratiaceae which included both the Sonneratia and the Duabanga, but these two are now placed in their own monotypic subfamilies of the family Lythraceae.

In Sonneratia species, the pneumatophores are erect side branches of the horizontal roots which grow just below the soil. In Sonneratia, they grow more slowly to become woody and may even reach 3 m in height, though most will be less than 50 cm tall.

Its flowers are ephemeral and open at sunset, lasting for only one night; stamens fall off in the early morning. Bats and nectar-feeding birds are the pollinators.

The fruits are edible, though they taste very sour. The fruit is also applied in poultices to relieve sprain.

It can be used to control erosion of tidal river banks and it is cultivated as an ornamental.



Sonneratia ovata, Gedabu, Mangrove Apple

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Pneumatophores of Sonneratia ovata


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Sophora japonica, Styphnolobium japonicum, Japanese Pagoda Tree, Scholar-tree

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Sophora japonica, Styphnolobium japonicum

Japanese Pagoda Tree, Scholar-tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: China and Korea
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It cannot grow in the shade. It requires moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.

This species is commonly used in Chinese medicine and is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs. The flowers and flower buds are antibacterial, anticholesterolemic, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, haemostatic and hypotensive. The leaves are a rich source of rutin, they contain much more than the usual commercial source, buckwheat. The plant contains cytosine, which resembles nicotine and is similarly toxic.





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Sophora japonica - seeds

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Sophora secundiflora, Texas Mountain-Laurel

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Sophora secundiflora

Texas Mountain-Laurel
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: Texas and northern Mexico
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersFragrantEthnomedical 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, hummingbirdsPoisonous or toxicSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

A small tree with 4 to 6 inch leaves divided into seven to nine leaflets. The flowers are violet-blue, very fragrant, and occur in clusters up to 8 inches long; they bloom from February to April. The pod is furry and contains up to eight red seeds. It grows slowly in cool-summer regions. It thrives in hot sun and well-drained, alkaline soil. The soil should be kept on the dryish side except when blooming. It is propagated from seeds, which should be nicked and soaked, or from greenwood cuttings and layers. The Sophora secundiflora seeds are highly toxic and contain the alkaloid cytisine. One seed, thouroughly chewed, is said to be enough to kill an adult.





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Sophora secundiflora - seeds

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Sophora sp., Kowhai

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Sophora microphylla

Sophora sp.

Kowhai
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Origin: New Zealand
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunModerate waterYellow/orange flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

The Kowhai flower is national flower of New Zealand. Kowhai - 3 Genuses: Sophora tetraptera, Sophora microphylla, Sophora prostrata.

The Kowhai is a spectacular tree in spring when, almost leafless, it bursts into bright yellow flower.

Cultivation: Plant in a well-drained, reasonable soil. Wet feet will mean a disappointing or dead plant. A tangled juvenile plant it will grow to 5-7m. Water if very dry, especially when young.

Propagation: Seed or cuttings. Their seeds are resistant to saltwater, and are believed to have floated around the southern oceans, with limited evolution taking place after establishing in new lands.





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Sophora tomentosa, Yellow Necklace Pod, Silverbush

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Sophora tomentosa

Yellow Necklace Pod, Silverbush
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Beautiful, loose growing shrub with yellow flowers that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Leaves are hairy and velvet, pleasant to touch. Drought tolerant. Prefers dry soil and tolerates a wide pH range. Size: 5 - 10 feet. Zone: 10a, 10b. Occurs on recent sands on frontal coastal dunes. Historic records suggest it was a fairly common plant from Port Stephens northwards. Endangered species: the largest known population at Port Macquarie is estimated at up to 500 plants, other populations are of less than 20 plants.





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Sophronitis coccinea, Sophronitis grandiflora, Cattleya coccinea, Sophronitis 

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Sophronitis coccinea var. grandiflora

Sophronitis coccinea, Sophronitis grandiflora, Cattleya coccinea

Sophronitis
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowers

Sophronitis coccinea is found in the tropical cloud forest near the coast, in areas with lots of fog and high humidity during all the year.

Good ventilation, cool to cold temperatures, bright light and a wet environment with regular fertilizer year round will keep this minature plant thriving.



Sophronitis coccinea, Sophronitis grandiflora, Cattleya coccinea, Sophronitis 

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Sorbaria sorbifolia,Schizonotus sorbifolius, Spiraea sorbifolia, False Spiraea

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Sorbaria sorbifolia,Schizonotus sorbifolius, Spiraea sorbifolia

False Spiraea
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Northeastern Asia and Japan
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Regular water for best appearance, drought tolerant.



Sorbaria sorbifolia,Schizonotus sorbifolius, Spiraea sorbifolia, False Spiraea

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Sparrmannia africana, Cape Stock-rose, House Lime, African Hemp

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Sparrmannia africana

Cape Stock-rose, House Lime, African Hemp
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Grewioideae
Origin: South Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers

A evergreen shrub, unique in the fact that it makes an easy houseplant, tolerating the cool, shady conditions.





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Sparmannia africana - seeds

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