July 11, 2012 - some great leaves, and lots of flowers too

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  1. wcutler

    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There was another tree with new leaves to excite us yesterday, besides the Neolitsea sericea posted separately. Here's Lithocarpus cleistocarpus, that attracted me because it looked like a mango tree with the drooping purple leaves. It's in the beech family, common name Tanbark Oak.
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    Not new leaves, but very interestingly varied leaf shapes on this Metapanax davidii.
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    Climbers are still doing their thing. Here's a male Actinidia deliciosa. The flowers are looking pretty much yellow from a distance.
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    I don't have the name on this very fragrant white rose.
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    The Tropaeolum speciosum is much better looking in real life, though we couldn't really get near it. I think that's what this is.
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    Here's an awesome Asteraceae-looking yellow flower that we couldn't find the tag for.
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Spellcheck: deliciosa

    Looks like Rosa filipes

    Maybe Inula magnifica on the last one

    I think tanbark oak is an Americanism based on uses made of Notholithocarpus so I don't know about calling an Asian Lithocarpus species that. If these last have also been used for tanning, maybe different story.

    I'm also bothered by Asian mahonias being referred to as Oregon grapes. Unlike Mahonia aquifolium, these have nothing to do with Oregon.
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks, Ron. I corrected the deliciosa. Of course, spellcheck thinks that's wrong too.

    I had never really heard of tanbark oak, so had no idea tanbark referred to the use, not the bark colour.

    Now that I see Inula, I remember Nadia did come up with that after thinking about it for a few minutes.

     
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    Notholithocarpus bark used to tan leather.
     

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