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Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

Posted by aledm (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 14, 09 at 23:57

When we were in the Philippines we saw this tree by the seaside. The locals called it a Chinese lantern tree or in the local language bitoon. The "seeds" and "flowers" on this tree don't look like the ones on the thread called "Does anybody know what this tree is (photo)?" on the Texas Gardening Forum [http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/txgard/msg031358086283.html] which are identified as Chinese lantern trees.

Does anyone know what the name of the tree we saw in the Philippines is?

Here is the link to the "seeds"
http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid="8911F498-9A7E-483B-AFA9-A6F402139C50>&ndx=47&slideshow=0&AlbumId="E3CEB059-AC54-4B4B-A5C9-3AA69D17D00E>&GroupId="D9A32872-6944-4B2B-8D3D-AB5CCD5C5615>&screenheight=800

Here is the link to the "flower" on the same tree:

http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid="8911F498-9A7E-483B-AFA9-A6F402139C50>&ndx=47&slideshow=0&AlbumId="E3CEB059-AC54-4B4B-A5C9-3AA69D17D00E>&GroupId="D9A32872-6944-4B2B-8D3D-AB5CCD5C5615>&screenheight=800

Thanks for your help!
aledm


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

I couldn't see any of your links
The first one the pic had been deleted and the last 2 were sign in pages


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

Greetings Again, I screwed up when I posted my message requesting help identifying the tree

we saw in the Philippines. Now the links below will allow you to see the photos of the seeds

and flowers on this tree. Any help would be appreciated! aledm

When we were in the Philippines we saw this tree by the seaside. The locals called it a

Chinese lantern tree or in the local language bitoon. The "seeds" and "flowers" on this tree

don't look like the ones on this thread which are identified as Chinese lantern trees. Does

anyone know what the name of the tree we saw is?
Here is the link to the "seeds"

http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid=(8911F498-9A7E-483B-AFA9-

A6F402139C50)&ndx=47&slideshow=0&AlbumId=(E3CEB059-AC54-4B4B-A5C9-3AA69D17D00E)&GroupId=

(D9A32872-6944-4B2B-8D3D-AB5CCD5C5615)&screenheight=960

Here is the link to the "flower" on the same tree:

http://www.fototime.com/ftweb/bin/ft.dll/detailfs?userid=(8911F498-9A7E-483B-AFA9-

A6F402139C50)&ndx=48&slideshow=0&AlbumId=(E3CEB059-AC54-4B4B-A5C9-3AA69D17D00E)&GroupId=

(D9A32872-6944-4B2B-8D3D-AB5CCD5C5615)&screenheight=960

I think the Optional Link below does work to get you directly to our Philippine Photo Album]

Thanks for your help!

Here is a link that might be useful: Dimitri & Audre's Philippines Photos


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

In the back of my brain is the name of this tree and my tree book is somewhere in storage. Pseudobombax ellipticum or shaving brush tree. There was one on campus at Queens Medical Center when I worked there years ago.
Tally HO!
http://www.rareflora.com/bombaxellip.htm
Try this site

Here is a link that might be useful: Rareflora


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

Wow Tally, that's great that you thought of it! Interesting tree!!!


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

Hi Everyone!
The flower of Pseudobombax ellipticum or shaving brush tree looks similar but it isn't the same--the "Chinese Lantern" is whiter with only a little pink. The seed of Pseudobombax ellipticum or shaving brush tree is very different from the one I saw by the seaside in the Philippines. Any other ideas? Thanks!!!


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RE: Is this tree a Chinese Lantern tree?

Has to be in the same family. There are several members that have similar flowers. They grow in Hawaii and I remember seeing them when I lived there.
Tally HO!


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