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Thespesia acutiloba, Thespesia populnea var. acutiloba , Small-leaved Tulip-tree 

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 Thespesia acutiloba, Thespesia populnea var. acutiloba
Family: Malvaceae
Small-leaved Tulip-tree
Origin: South Africa
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Thespesia acutiloba is similar to Thespesia populnea except that leaves with three sharply-pointed lobes. Small drooping tree with yellow to orange Hibiscus-like flowers.

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antigonum cajan
USDA Zone:11
27 May 2009
The beauty of its flowers and the incredible resistance to salt water makes it an excellent choice for dry, hot, close to the ocean environment.

This tree can grow just like mangrove in soil
under salt water, in many instances. Very abundant
wild, in the south of Puerto Rico

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