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Canary Island Pine Pinus canariensis
2014-02-21 15:37:43

Canary Island pine (Pinus canariensis) is an evergreen that is native to the outer Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. This pine is heat resistant, fire resistant, and does not tolerate hard frosts; therefore, this pine only grows in the subtropics. This pine also tolerates the extreme differences in rainfall ranging from less than 7.87 inches per year to several thousand inches per year. The...

Bosnian Pine Pinus heldreichii
2014-02-21 15:23:20

Bosnian pine (Pinus heldreichii) can be found in the mountains of Bosnia, Albania, northern Greece, and in southern Italy. The Bosnian pine is native to the Balkan Mountains. The Bosnian pine is a hard pine and grows in altitudes of 3,000-8,200 feet. This tree grows to heights of 82-115 feet with a trunk that measures 6 feet 7 inches in diameter. The needles grow in bundles of two and measure...

Aleppo Pine Pinus halepensis
2014-02-21 15:01:32

Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis) is an evergreen that is native to the Mediterranean, specifically from Morocco and Spain, north to southern France, Italy, and Croatia. The Aleppo pine can also be found in Greece, Malta, northern Tunisia, and Libya. This same tree is called the Jerusalem Pine in Israel. The Aleppo pine grows from sea level to 660 feet. In southern Spain the tree can grow at...

Custurd Apple Annona squamosa
2014-02-15 09:31:56

Annona squamosa is a large shrub/small tree speices. The plant belongs to the Annonaceae family. A. squamosa is one of the most widely cultivated plants in the family. Annona squamosa plants may grow anywhere from 9 to 26 feet tall, its tree or shrub classification is dependent on the plants size in height. It has many branches that may be broad, open crown or spreading. The species produces...

Black Pepper Piper nigrum
2014-02-15 08:34:58

Piper nigrum is a flowering vine species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as Black Pepper. The species belongs to the Piperaceae family. It is indigenous to south India; however the plant is widely cultivated worldwide. The fruit, often referred to as its drupe, is sought after and dried. The spice or seasoning is used as the common, table black pepper. To date, Vietnam produces the...

Boldo Peumus boldus
2014-02-15 08:05:25

Peumus boldus is a tree in the Monimiaceae family. It is the only species in the genus Peumus. It is commonly referred to as Boldo. P. boldus has green leaves with a strong woody and slightly bitter flavor. They are used in Latin America for culinary purposes. Although not widely known, the species’ small green fruits are nutritious and apparently have a pleasant flavor. Its flavor comes...

Laurel Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers...

Pukatea Laurelia novae-zelandiae
2014-02-14 11:13:02

Laurelia novae-zelandiae is a evergreen tree species. The plant may also be referred to as Pukatea. The species comes from the Atherospermataceae family. L. novae-zelandiae can be found growing naturally only in the forests of New Zealand. Laurelia novae-zelandiae plants typically grow up to 131 feet tall. The species is found commonly growing in swamp or shallow soiled areas and a...

Chameleon Plant Houttuynia cordata
2014-02-14 10:34:28

Houttuynia cordata is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Lizard Tail, Chameleon Plant, Heartleaf, Fishwort and Bishop’s Weed. H. cordata is only one of two species in its genus and it belongs to the Saururaceae family. The species is indigenous to Japan, Korea, southern China and southwest Asia. Often the plant grows in moist, soils and may even be...

Helicopter Tree Gyrocarpus americanus
2014-02-14 10:09:47

Gyrocarpus americanus is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Helicopter Tree, the Propeller Tree, the Whirly Whirly Tree, the Stinkwood or the Shitwood. G. americanus belongs to the Hernandiaceae family. This species has eight subspecies currently recognized. Gyrocarpus americanus plants grow up to 39 feet tall and it is fairly slender in diameter....

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