Handkerchief Trees

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  1. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    There are a number of trees referred to as handkerchief trees because of the look of the flush of new leaves. Two of ours are displaying their handkerchiefs now, Browneopsis ucayalina and a Maniltoa with a pink flush.

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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Wow, very cool, Marie, especially the one with the red and green pattern. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for the pics Marie. I never get tired of seeing a nice Browneopsis leaf. Mine are still "smallish" - so I don't get the opportunity to see them too often yet.
     
  4. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    Very, very nice, Marie. :) Is that Maniltoa grandiflora or another species? If I could plant Browneopsisis, Brownea or Amherystia successfully here in Key West, I would most certainly be doing that. My "soil", however, is not agreeable at all to them. I could only plant these in seriously raised beds wtih any degree of success:( . Thank you for sharing these pics.
     
  5. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Tim, it's Maniltoa lenticellata. The flush on grandiflora is a creamy white.
     

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