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Two Old Crotons in Coral Gables

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, Nov 3, 2009.

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  1. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Driving through Coral Gables on Milan, I noticed these two old crotons. I will try and make an id. Please chime in if I am wrong. Trying to develope the eye.

    I think this one may be Duke of Windsor (Page 90 Crotons of the World). Too dark of coloration to be Nestor or Van Buren? :confused:
     

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  2. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    This is either Gloriosa or another form of Rheedii (No. ?). :eek:

    Probably Rheedii.
     

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  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    A few blocks away I spotted this cultivar. It looks like Maculatum Katoni on page 94, Crotons of the World. :p
     

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  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Just accross the street I found this one. General MacArthur perhaps? :rolleyes: Page 79 of A Codiaeum Encyclopedia.
     

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  5. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The last one is Van Buren.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The id of this croton has been corrected to Van Buren. Thanks Ricky! ;)
     

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  7. Phil Stager

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    First one is definitely not Duyke of Windsor; looks more like Nestor is shade. Nestor does all sorts of wierd things. One old one at Sunken Gardens has about three very different sports on it. Whatever it is should color up nicely in a bit more light.
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Correction to the ID. This is Nestor. Thanks Phil. :)
     

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