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Can someone identify this tree?

Posted by jasonrthomas z10b San Diego (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 8, 04 at 18:53

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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RE: Can someone identify this tree?

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


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


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


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  • Posted by ARAD 10USDA/25SUNSET (My Page) on
    Thu, Nov 18, 04 at 19:40

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


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


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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.


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  • Posted by Ron_B USDA 8 WA (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 24, 05 at 12:58

Excellent! Better Home Depot than extinct.


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  • Posted by goted z8-9 Van, CAN (My Page) on
    Sun, Jul 24, 05 at 22:45

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

That's great that they promote such cool plants!


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