Can someone identify this tree?

jasonrthomas(z10b San Diego)October 8, 2004

Hello,

This tree is at the San Diego zoo in their "Hawaiian garden" area, but it has no name and I couldn't find anyone to identify it. I've looked and looked on the web... Click the thumbnails for big picture.

To me the trunk sort of looks like a Schizolobium also the new branch growth how it is very green and tender..

Thanks!

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jasonrthomas(z10b San Diego)

I've been told by the San Diego Zoo that it is a Munroidendron racemosum

Here is a link that might be useful: Monroidendron US Botanic Garden link

    Bookmark   October 11, 2004 at 2:41PM
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Cyanea(z11 HI)

Hmm... Munroidendron... That is on native Hawai'ian tree that should be planted and used in horticulture more.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2004 at 11:17PM
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jasonrthomas(z10b San Diego)

I cannot find a source for one here in San Diego. Any ideas on a mail order source from HI?

    Bookmark   November 4, 2004 at 10:39AM
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ARAD(10USDA/25SUNSET)

It's a protected species if I'm not mistaken. Very rare and hard to obtain.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2004 at 7:40PM
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johndp8888(Oahu, Hawaii)

These trees are available at Home depot in Hawaii and grown for them in Waimanalo.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2005 at 2:52PM
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Cyanea(z11 HI)

I have a tree thats about ten feet tall. Its first raceme is forming. I'm hoping I can get some seeds. Many Hawaiian plants are considered rare but are quite common in cultivation.

Some Endangered Plants common in cultivation:
Gardenia brighamii, Munroidendron racemosum, Hibiscus brackenridgei, Achyranthes splendens, Kokia drynarioides, Brighamia insignis, Abutilon menziesii, Sesbania tomoentosa, Pritchardia remota, etc.

It became legal to posess Hawaiian endangered species in 1998.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2005 at 6:44AM
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Ron_B

Excellent! Better Home Depot than extinct.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2005 at 12:58PM
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goted

I wonder if my Home Depot can order some in???????

That's great that they promote such cool plants!

    Bookmark   July 24, 2005 at 10:45PM
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