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SpongeMann

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I need help identifying some collected material
« on: February 07, 2015, 07:46 PM »
I went to Tampa to pick upmy nephew so he can spend the weekend . I seen a nice Bi pinnate leaved Bush next to a Wal-Mart. Of coarse I had to stop and check it out. It wasn't  a Bush it was a huge tree stump 4 1/2 feet across. I immediately thought raintree but I don't know. I would really appreciate  any suggestions.  I also went to a  friend's house who has cherry bushes. She says they are cherry. I haven't researched yet. there are a few in the same pot. The roots grew into the ground.  I found a red leaf hibiscus growing beside a lake. It was about ten feet tall.
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 09:59 AM »
It is a legume.  Leves are large and compound.  Look up Albezia or Acacia.  Difficult to bonsai.
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 02:23 PM »
Definitely not Acacia.  ;)
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2015, 06:15 AM »
Yeah.  Definitely not Acacia

Sorry Sponge.  No further help from me.
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2015, 11:53 PM »
Looks like Royal Poinciana but not sure.  Leo will likely know.
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2015, 05:00 PM »
Thank you guys. Sorry guys I couldn't reply for some reason. Well this tree is definately a Legume but which one lol. Well I've been researching and there are many bi pinnately compound leaved trees with similar leaflets. Some with thorns and some without. The tree  I collected it from  was cut down when they put a Wal-Mart there last year. The 5 foot tall suckers didn't have thorns on them. So I am not scratching off locust trees off the list. The leaves do have a look like the Caesalpinia or Royal Poinciana like Owen said. The trunk was pretty big say 4feet wide .Caesalpinia tree species probably dont grow trunks like that. But hopefully Leo knows. I need a good shade tree in the middle of my back yard. And this would be perfect. I already have red Royal poinciana and caesalpinia p varieties. But I would like this to be something a little more exotic. I am going to probably put it in the ground and work the roots so the trees roots don't go crazy. I am going to stop by that tree everytime I go to Tampa to see if it there . Again thank you guys
Jonathan
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2015, 04:59 PM »
HI everyone ,I finally identified this species. It is Lysiloma Sabicu or Horseflesh Mahogany.  Thank you
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 03:30 PM »
Love it when a plan comes together  ;D
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2015, 01:33 AM »
Yes, I found a perfect shade tree. Its not common up here in central fla. I want it to be  13 to 15 feet tall max and I will have to train the roots. The trees Ive seen in Fort myers have exposed roots. This will be my first time growing a normal tree so I'm looking forward to shaping the branches. I hope all is well over in  New Zealand Fredman.
 

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Re: I need help identifying some collected material
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 02:14 AM »
Hey Sponge.

Keep us update on the progress.  Would love to see how this pans out.