Browneopsis ucayalina from Ecuador

maspirasjr(zone 8)May 14, 2006

Hello all, check out my seedling of Browneopsis ucayalina. Is anyone else growing this? The specimen is related to Brownea, although in this case, the main attraction is the newly emergent foliage rather than the blooms. The young pinnate leaves are a deep magenta with lime green blotches, and they droop like hankerchiefs. Eventually, the mature leaf turns a solid deep green. The plant is native to rainforest areas of Ecuador, Colombia and Peru:

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fouquieria(10b)

Congratulations Marcelo!

That's quite an achievement.

Peter sent me a pic in e-mail.

Is this the only species in the genus?

I'm impressed.

-Ron-

    Bookmark   May 14, 2006 at 9:41PM
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Heathen1(10a)

Oh MAN! Where'd ya get it? That's so cool! I want one! Sigh.... this forum gives me the "want's some" so much!

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 10:58AM
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JerryatTreeZoo(Z10 So Fla)

I saw one at the Tropical Flowering Tree Society's Mother's Day Sale at Fairchild's over the weekend. It was about 14"-16" tall and they only wanted $300 for it. Gulp! Marcello, where did you get yours? I understand that the seller won't disclose his seed source.

Jerry

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 3:30PM
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maspirasjr(zone 8)

Thanks, Ron. I believe it is a monogeneric plant.

Heathen and Jerry, here's the site where I got my seeds from. Feel free to contact Jim West for seeds-he's great to deal with:

http://www.ecuadorexplorer.com/guaycuyacu/fruits_1.html

IMHO, $300.00 for this plant is utterly ridiculous, but I'm not sure if charging an inflated price is any worse than not willing to disclose a seed source. I have no qualms about sharing seed sources (and I can bet Jim West was also the seed source for this fellow). My philosophy is that if more people can avail of the rarer species, so much the better. Growing botanical rarities should be a truly democratic exercise, not the prerogative of a select few :-) !

Marcelo

    Bookmark   May 15, 2006 at 7:37PM
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joel_morningstar

Hey guys, if you haven't run out to dish out the $300 yet...try Pacific Tropical Gardens www.PcTGrardens.com Browneopsis ucayalina in a 10"pot is only $45 plus freight (from Hawaii).
Thought you might be interested...
Joel

    Bookmark   June 6, 2006 at 4:55PM
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macawbirdbreeder(9)

ok guys this just went to the top of my
must have plants. I have a spot on the shelf between
my maniltoa and amherstia just for this plant. Now how
do I get one ? thanks in advance phil hamilton texas

    Bookmark   October 13, 2007 at 10:39PM
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sultry_jasmine_nights (Florida 9a)

That is really freaky. Love that coloring.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2007 at 5:21PM
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popper1(10a)

I have several (actually, more then several) of these trees. They are amazing.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2007 at 8:39AM
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macawbirdbreeder(9)

WOULD YOU CONSIDER SELLING ME ONE OF YOUR PRIZED
POSESSIONS ? OR AT LEAST SEND ME AN EMAIL TELLING
ME HOW I COULD OWN ONE OF THESE.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2007 at 11:00PM
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larry_s_fla

Scott Cohen is selling 6 inchers for $100 each at the Fairchild Ramble this weekend. He's got 3 or 4 left.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2007 at 10:19PM
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cixel

try to grow it from seed. the prices you see at fairchild are extremely inflated.
whats a shame is that a huge percentage of people selling rare plants there won't keep them alive.
i walked out of there with a airlayered hak ip lychee.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2007 at 7:27PM
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