Another Yucatan Tree

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  1. davallia

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    Wonderful surprises keep happening - I've been unable to ID this with various search terms. As always, any help appreciated.
     

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    Confirmed today that attached fruits were actually on this same tree.
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Well, you have my curiousity. I'd like to see the resolution to this; my searches came up empty the other day, but the fruit suggests I was looking at the wrong families.
     
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    Ditto. Spent interesting hours searching, ended with nothing so far.
     
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    Well , Tyrlych- I know what you mean about ending with nothing after long searches. And Daniel, will be happy to post resolution if I find it. The search continues.
     
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    Tyrlych Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ooof... now I can go to bed -- this is Gmelina arborea, Verbenaceae.
     
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    I'm not going to be the one who finds this, but I'll ask for more info anyway. You're there, right? Can you get a better picture of the leaves and the leaf arrangement? How big are the fruits? Hard outside? Is that a pit inside? The bark is smooth and uniform colour - that's just sunlight that makes it look mottled? And what's going on with the flowers - the yellow bits are attached to the orange bits? Each flower has one yellow thing attached to one of the sepals? How big are they?
     
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    This is truly an OMG moment - I have photos of Gmelina leichhardtii from Melbourne RBG and wondered about the similarity of the flowers. However did you diagnose this species? Very grateful for your help.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Seems to be Lamiaceae now. If I could type faster, I'd have seen your answer before I posted all those questions.
     
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    No worries - did you see measurements of leaves, fruit, etc. online?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Sure, with the name, though it's pretty clear from so many photos. I'm so happy we have the name. Three of my flickr contacts have posted photos of that or other Gmelina, but it was quite a while ago and I needed the name to find the photos.
     

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