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Can anyone id this tree

Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:25 am

Can anyone id this tree. I think it's evergreen and probably semi-tropical. I need to work on it for a client who can not remember the name and I'd like to find out a bit about it before I cut away. Thanks in advance.

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Post  chappy56 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:34 am

Gotta be some type of ficus IMO.
Does it bleed white when you cut it?

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Post  Ryan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:37 am

chappy56 wrote:Gotta be some type of ficus IMO.
Does it bleed white when you cut it?

With that kind of bark, I wouldn't say Ficus. I've never seen that kind of bark on a Ficus, at least. And plus, Bob usually knows his Ficus Laughing

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:38 am

No idea but I love the bark...the tree looks great!!!

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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:48 am

Definitely not a ficus.

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Post  cbobgo on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:53 am

could it be a eucalyptus?

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Post  Ryan on Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:58 am

cbobgo wrote:could it be a eucalyptus?

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That's what I said before I deleted my post Embarassed I thought eucalyptus leaves were too pointed. Hmmm.

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Myrciaria cauliflora ?

Post  Jim McIntyre on Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:05 am

I may be incorrect , but it looks like a very fine specimen of Myrciaria cauliflora or Jaboticaba, Brazilian grape tree .

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:52 pm



skunkyjoe wrote:I may be incorrect , but it looks like a very fine specimen of Myrciaria cauliflora or Jaboticaba, Brazilian grape tree .

Not with that foliage, but that was my first though too when I saw the bark. I've said this before... it doesn't matter what the foliage "looks like", what's important is the leaf arrangement. These are OPPOSITE, ficus are ALTERNATE. That's the first step in identification.

Bob, how about Eugenia aggregata?

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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:41 pm

Not a eucalyptus, I believe you may be right Russell- especially since the owner was saying it's some kind of cherry. Thanks a bunch. Now I can find out some info on it's cultivation- if like most eugenia's it should be pretty easy to work with. Thanks again.

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Post  Russell Coker on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:46 pm




By the way.... WOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post  Sam Ogranaja on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:51 pm

Russell Coker wrote:


By the way.... WOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Absolutely, That's a killer tree!!!!

Have a great week!!!
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Post  Bob Pressler on Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:29 pm

Wish it were mine! At least I get the pleasure of working on it though.

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Post  Jim McIntyre on Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:11 pm

Russell Coker wrote:

skunkyjoe wrote:I may be incorrect , but it looks like a very fine specimen of Myrciaria cauliflora or Jaboticaba, Brazilian grape tree .

Not with that foliage, but that was my first though too when I saw the bark. I've said this before... it doesn't matter what the foliage "looks like", what's important is the leaf arrangement. These are OPPOSITE, ficus are ALTERNATE. That's the first step in identification.

Bob, how about Eugenia aggregata?

I still think it could be Myrciaria cauliflora, they have opposite leaves and the shape is right :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Myrciaria_cauliflora_leaves.jpg

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Post  Nunovsky_PT on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:31 pm

Hi!

I believe Russel is right and it is an eugenia aggregata.

The bark and the leaves are diferent in the Myrciaria cauliflora.

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Re: Can anyone id this tree

Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:53 pm

I still think it could be Myrciaria cauliflora, they have opposite leaves and the shape is right :

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/57/Myrciaria_cauliflora_leaves.jpg


Skunky Joe, to be honest I'm not convinced the picture in your link isn't Eugenia aggregata, "Cherry of the Rio Grande" too!

Here's a shot of my jaboticaba...




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Post  coh on Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:52 pm

Nice tree but the leaves don't match my jaboticaba either...which looks just like the leaves Russell posted.

BTW, Russell, have you ever posted a photo of the jaboticaba? Maybe it's not at that stage yet...

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Post  Russell Coker on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:37 pm



Chris, no, it's stick in a pot. Literally.

It's a cutting of a friend's (Jean Smith) that is BEAUTIFUL and now resides in the American Collection at the National Arboretum! One of these days I'll post the pictures and pass on that story.

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Re: Can anyone id this tree

Post  Bob Pressler on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:20 pm

It's definitely the Cherry of the Rio Grande-Eugenia aggragata- I spoke to the original seller this morning. It hadn't been pruned for over a year and has gotten leggy so it's going to get a serious haircut to induce back budding. I'll post a picture when I'm done.


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Post  Poink88 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:30 pm

No matter what it is, it is an awesome tree and I really love the bark! (I think I posted this already but worth repeating Very Happy LOL)

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Post  Bob Pressler on Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:22 am

After trimming- I want to get rid of the lower branches especially in front but the owner wants to leave them for now. I think they'll come off after he see'e the tree in person.

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and a close-up of the bark for Dario
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Re: Can anyone id this tree

Post  luni vedovello on Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:39 am

definitely is not a Myrciaria cauliflora. Jabuticaba has more rounded leaves as shown. I think it's some kind of Eugenia like involucrata or brasiliensis-
These  Myrtaceaes have trunks very similar. As a resident of Atlantic forest, my vote goes to Eugenia involucrata...
I'll wait for photos of flowering and fructification!!!


Amazing tree! So much age in this being!!!!

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