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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:46 AM

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My friend in Colombia, Emilio Constantino, with whom I am developing a garden, found this magnificent tree recently. It has very rarely been collected and the specialist at Kew was very excited to see pics of it.

It had just started to flower, but the pic of the whole tree shows hundreds of inflorescences not yet open: it must be a stunning sight in full flower!

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 06:00 AM

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What a glorious flower, Alistair....it must be amazing in full flush....
Is it on private property? Hopefully so, a tree of that size will need protecting ...

Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:24 AM

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Yes Dianne I agree that a tree that size will need protecting and good care.
Alistair those flowers are gorgeous!!!!!!! and that tree will be a stunning sight in full flower! when the inflorescences open

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 12:57 PM

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    love the diversity in the group Just look in Pic's
Alistair the Plant form is a very nice shape and the plant would look amazing in full Bloom
i have no idea what this plant is but Thank you
but for the Kew Gardens to be excited is probably like when the Australian Woolemi Pine found in NSW 15 year or so ago
hope to keep it protected in its natural habit

Edited by ShaunQ, 05 August 2012 - 01:23 AM.


Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

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but for the Kew Gardens to be excited is probably like when the Australian Woolemi Pink found in NSW 15 year or so ago


Yes, Shaun and thank goodness for tissue culture.

Posted 04 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

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Magnificent doesn't really describe it ! Just beautiful. What I wouldn't give to have it in my yard. It looks really old and huge.

Thanks for sharing.


Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:21 PM

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Extraordinary!!! I hope you are able to take a pic when in full bloom. Thank you very much, this is priceless!! I hope it is protected.

Shaun, is it the Woolemi Pine?

Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

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Wow, I am speechless...thank you so much for sharing this Alistair.

Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:37 PM

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Hopefully there will be some seeds in a few months time, now they know where the tree is.

I'm not sure how common it is in the area now, but when it was collected 40 years ago, there is a note that it was quite frequent.

Shaun it is a genus of one species of legume, related to Brownea http://www.flickr.co...rus/3079153061/ and Heterostemon http://www.flickr.co...ley/6986929412/ , restricted to part of the Magdalena River valley.

Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:25 AM

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Pat thanks for pointing that out
I have also Edited that note
Thanks Alistair

Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:52 AM

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Wow, that is so pretty! I am always i awe when I see a beautiful blooming tree.

Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:29 AM

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Emilio went back to the tree.... gasp!!

He says the real colour of the flowers is more blue than this...

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Breath taking. I'm in love !

Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

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At first glance it's like a Wisteria on steroids, meandering through the branches.....such a beautiful thing.....

Posted 10 August 2012 - 04:29 PM

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That is amazing.. I'm just gonna go hang some plastic flowers all around in my oak tree to mimic the look - Posted Image- whatcha think??? I would give my right arm, (almost) to have a tree like that in my yard.

Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

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:lol: :lol: :lol: @ Dianne and Mary :happy-clap:

Alistair, ayayayayyyy!!! Posted Image to mother nature and thanks to you for such a beautiful scene :blow:




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