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Tree ID

Posted by zenbgarden 9b (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 14, 13 at 16:21

I have found a few of these trees around town and I cannot get an ID for it. The tree is about 10-15 feet tall. It has small white flowers and the fruit grows in small clumps. Here are some pictures:


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RE: Tree ID

It might be a kind of loquat? I tried saving a similar looking one like the picture you've shown here and it was a loquat.


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RE: Tree ID

It's not a loquat the fruit is different and leaves are also quite different.


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Definitely not loquat. It's Calophyllum inophyllum, an ornamental tree. They get quite huge.


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You're both correct. I goggled pictures of loquats. They have pointed leaves and the one you have here has rounded tips. The loquat tree I tried to save did not live long and I lost it years ago. I'm glad Tropicalbreeze knows what exactly it is.


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It's not Calophyllum inophyllum. Fruit looks different and so does flowers. The tree i have pictured has small white flowers that barley open.


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Do you have photos of the flowers? The barely opening flowers could be a climatic thing.

Mine isn't flowering now but here's a photo of the foliage. It's about 12 to 14 metres tall. That's still small compared to a mature one.


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I agree that the pictured tree IS Calophyllum inophyllum. Used to be a very common ornamental tree here in the Keys. Messy habit has reduced its use.
Scott


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if it is Calophyllum inophyllum,
it produces an important oil

Tamaru oil

http://totalhealthmagazine.com/features/the-medicine-hunter/oil-of-tamanu-calophyllum-inophyllum.html

Here is a link that might be useful: photos


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