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greece.guyana

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What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« on: July 07, 2011, 02:02 PM »
This is my Bonsai:

The leaves are pretty thick and very green (as you can see). The underside of the leaves are a lighter green than the green you see in the picture. The trunk of the tree isn't fat. These are the only flowers my plant has produced in the last year- probably due to my ignorance of how to care for it. Please help me identify my bonsai!!
« Last Edit: July 07, 2011, 02:15 PM by greece.guyana »
 

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 02:05 PM »
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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2011, 07:16 PM »
its hard to tell, im thinking some sort of Camellia, but i detect maybe fruit in the photo which i dont think Camellias have fruit, so not sure. Flower and leaves definitely look like a Camellia
 

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011, 09:49 PM »
Gardenia?
 

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 08:15 AM »
Definitely not camellia or gardenia.  I definitely don't know though ; ).  Where are you in the world? By the fruit and flower it's in the Rosacae Family.  Looks like an understory tropical.  I'll quiz one of my botany friends.  Can you post a pic of the trunk/bark.  That will help.

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 03:59 PM »
I thought maybe Rosacea family as well but i detect atleast 6 petals, Rosacea is typically 5, but it can be more. This is a tough one. Need more info. Did the fruit mature into anything larger than whats pictured?
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greece.guyana

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2011, 07:29 AM »
thank you all for helping me. I searched rosacea bonsai and came across a bunch of different types, but I think I may finally know which one I have: the Indian Hawthorne
 

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2011, 09:43 AM »
thank you all for helping me. I searched rosacea bonsai and came across a bunch of different types, but I think I may finally know which one I have: the Indian Hawthorne

I doesn't look like a memeber of the roseacea family to me, and it doesn't look like Raphiolepis (indian hawthorn) to me either.  I'd like to see a better picture of the whole plant.

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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2011, 10:47 AM »
Might check Grewia
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Re: What kind of Bonsai do I have?
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2011, 07:06 PM »
Right.  Not Rosacae.  Still no idea.  A picture of the trunk would help.  Still thinking tropicalish look.