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Aegle marmelos, Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom

Aegle marmelos

Bael, Bengal Quince, Indian Bael, Wood Apple, Matoom
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: India
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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This plant is a medium sized tree that grows up to 40ft.This plant is known to posses some medicinal properties. All parts of this tree including, the roots, leaves, trunk, fruits, and seeds, are used for curing one human ailment, or another. The fruits are usually eaten by people.They taste like marmalade, and smell like roses. They are also used in the preparation of many medicines in villages. These protein-rich fruits are also used in making some very good drinks. They can also make a wonderful jam. The plant easily withstands long periods of drought, which are needed for better fruit yields. It grows in most soil and climate types, and requires little care when established.

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Amherstia nobilis, Pride of Burma, Orchid Tree

Amherstia nobilis

Pride of Burma, Orchid Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: Myanmar (Burma)
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Perhaps the most beautiful of flowering tropical trees, certainly attractive enough to earn the sobriquet Queen of Flowering Trees. Obscure origins add to the mystique of this noble petite tree. It has only been collected from the wild a couple of times, in the forests of Burma, leading to its common name Pride of Burma. The tree has compound leaves and a great profusion of large, irregular, yellow-spotted scarlet flowers. The genus is named after Lady Sarah Amherst, who collected plants in Asia in the early Nineteenth century. Not only is she commemorated in one of the most beautiful of the worlds trees, she also lends her name to Lady Amherst pheasant one of the most elegant birds. The new leaves are produced in flaccid pale tassels that turn purplish before they green and open out. When not in flower, Amherstia looks similar to Saracca, another Asian legume genus. The leaves unfurl in handkerchief fashion like the Brownea and Maniltoa. New leaf growth is reddish, hangs down at first.

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Anacardium giganteum, Caja Acu, Caja Asu

Anacardium giganteum

Caja Acu, Caja Asu
Family: Anacardiaceae
Origin: South America
Big tree taller than 20 ftFull sunModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

Similar to the Anacardium occidentale, the Anacardium giganteum is a juicy, false fruit with a slight strawberry flavor. Nuts can be roasted and reportedly taste like cashew nuts.

Anacardium giganteum, Caja Acu, Caja Asu

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Annona diversifolia, Annona ilama, Illama, Annona blanca

Annona diversifolia

Annona ilama, Illama, Annona blanca
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: in Mexico, El Salvador, and Guatemala
Big tree taller than 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterEdibleUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

It is a rare Anonna. Large fruit, sometimes over 6" long, having similarities in both shape and size to the Annona cherimola. The rind tends to be either green or pink-purple, with white or pinkish flesh respectively. Some varieties have deep red flesh. Flavor is said to be excellent in many varieties, rivaling that of the cherimoya and sugar apple. Ilama is the most cold sensitive of all the Annona. Typically fruits mature from July to December. The fruit is almost always eaten raw, out of hand. It grows best in climates having a dry season, followed by heavy rainfall. Ilama fruits perish within days of harvest and the fruit transports very poorly, hence its relative obscurity to much of the world.

Annona diversifolia, Annona ilama, Illama, Annona blanca
Annona diversifolia, Annona ilama, Illama, Annona blanca

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Anthurium hybrid Shibori, Flamingo Flower, Variegated Flower Anthurium

Anthurium hybrid Shibori

Flamingo Flower, Variegated Flower Anthurium
Family: Araceae
Origin: Ecuador and Colombia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeEpiphyteRegular waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersUnusual colorOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersUltra tropical, minimal temperature 55F

A tropical beauty from the heart of Central and South America, the Anthurium hybrid Shibori (otherwise known as the Flamingo Flower) is at home in the tropical and subtropical climates of USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11. If given the right conditions and care, it will reward you with its showy and variegated flowers. A stunning sight of pink, off-white and white, the flowers can also come in an unusually colored mix of red, crimson and vinous.

Anthurium hybrid Shibori is named for its unusual foliage. Despite preferring to grow in light shade, it is a very fast-growing plant that can spread out to 2 feet and become a low-growing shrub of up to 5 feet tall. It is a great option for gardeners who are looking for a fast-growing groundcover and ornamental shrub.

The key to success with Anthurium hybrid Shibori is meeting its need for humidity and regular water. While it is a relatively tough plant, it will struggle in temperatures below 55F and should be brought indoors if the temperature drops that low. It can be potted up and moved indoors in cold regions, but it must be watered regularly to maintain its health.

With a little extra care, Anthurium hybrid Shibori is an attractive and unusual addition to any garden and a conversation piece, with its stunning variegated blooms and luscious foliage.

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