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Medinilla miniata, Crimson Medinilla

Medinilla miniata

Crimson Medinilla
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Phillipines
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Erect shrub, semi-epiphytic in rainforest habitat. They can be cultivated as greenhouse and house plants, but they will not tolerate winter minimums below 64F. Plant in rich, moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil in part-shade. Water and feed well in the growing season. Propagate from seed or cuttings.





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Melodorum fruticosum, White Cheesewood

Melodorum fruticosum

White Cheesewood
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: South-East Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow/orange 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.Ultra tropical, min. temperature 55F

White Cheesewood (Melodorum fruticosum) is the symbol flower and tree of Sisaket province (Thailand). Dried flower: tonic, mild cardiac stimulant, hematinic.

See Article about fragrant plants of Annonaceae.





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Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air

Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum

Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Family: Melastomataceae
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple 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, hummingbirdsUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A large shrub or small tree, up to 8-14m tall with amazing bright blue flowers that look almost unreal. As the petals are shed, the sands below are dusted lilac.Initially yellow fruits turn red and finally black. M. ovatum is sometimes regarded as a variety of Memecylon edule Roxb., but the latter species differs in having pink flowers, yellow fruits turning black, and small leaves. However, the species are very close. Probably the leaves contain a lot of aluminium as is commonly found in Melastomataceae. M. ovatum is very common on rocky and sandy shores. Leaves and roots are used as a medicine. In some sources Memecylon umbellatum is indicated as synonim of Memecylon ovatum.



Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air
Memecylon ovatum, Memecylon edule var. ovatum, Ironwood Tree, Phlong Kin Luuk, Delek Air


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Microsorum musifolium, Alligator Fern, Crocodile Fern

Microsorum musifolium

Alligator Fern, Crocodile Fern
Family: Polypodiaceae
Origin: Australasia
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterOrnamental foliageUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

An epiphytic fern with unusual alligator-skin leaves. Easy in culture, only requiring bright indirect light, a coarse potting mixture, high humidity and good air movement.





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Monodora myristica, Calabash Nutmeg, Jamaica Nutmeg

Monodora myristica

Calabash Nutmeg, Jamaica Nutmeg
Family: Annonaceae
Origin: West Africa
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous 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.Spice or herbEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This medium to large size tree has a lush crown. Huge, oblong leaves are particularly handsome. They emerge purple and turn deep green, with metallic green underneath. It is one of the most renowned tropical species for its fragrant blooms that are unsurpassed in beauty and originality. Like festive decorations, these curious flowers dangle on long, sturdy cords, which are actually modified twigs. They abort if flower is not fertilized, or thicken and become woody if it is. The flowers are heavily waxy. Somewhat reminiscent of an orchid, the arching, yellowing calyx lobes are crisply frilled, margins edged and splotched with deep red, while the petals are paler with purplish red spots. Flowers evolve into large, woody syncarp fruit that is filled with aromatic pulp. The large, pungent seeds embedded within are used like nutmeg to flavor food, or are roasted, ground, and applied to heal wounds or to the forehead to relief headaches. Root is chewed to relieve toothaches. Beetle pollinated.





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