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Rated 3 points - posted 12 years ago by sdenise in category Travel.
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Golden Goddess (tabebuia chrysantha) Report Abuse
Few plants in the tropical world surpass this tree for beauty when in bloom
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Emerald Ebony (jacaranda mimosaefolia) Report Abuse
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Silk Cotton Tree a.k.a. Kapok (bombax malabaricum) Report Abuse
Among the largest trees in the American tropics, they bear beautiful red flowers that mature into husks containing a fiber similar to cotton or kapok. The tree can reach 30 to 40 meters tall and three meters wide. The fibers are often used as insulation, stuffing for life preservers and in pillows and mattresses.
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Cancer Tree, Tree of Life (camptotheca acuminata) Report Abuse
Many cancer fighting drugs have been produced from this tree, two of which (Topotecan for ovarian and small lung cancers and Irinotecan for colorectal cancer) have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration
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Mahogany (swietenia macrophylla) Report Abuse
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Forest Blaze (spathodea campanulata) Report Abuse
A spectacularly showy tree with glorious foliage. Bright crimson 4" (10 cm) unique looking flowers with yellow frilled edges. Most fascinating. The light wood is used for making native drums in many South American countries
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Chime Tree (albizia guachapele) Report Abuse
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Mother of Cacao (gliricidia sepium) Report Abuse
Provides shade in cacao plantations for developing "chocolate trees". Mimosa type foliage and delicate pink and white butterfly-like flowers. In Latin American countries the leaves are sometimes ground up and combined with water to make a insect repellant
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Lipstick Tree (bixa orellana) Report Abuse
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Daffodil Tree (thevetia peruviana) Report Abuse
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Amber Tree (hymenaea courbaril) Report Abuse
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Forest Lilac (gliricidia sepium) Report Abuse
An ornamental tree often used to shade young cocoa plants in the tropics. Produces pretty pink flowers in cluster form. Natives of the area use the juice from the leaves as a natural cure for baldness
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Forest Flame (delonix regia) Report Abuse
By far one of the tropical world's most beautiful plants. It is acclaimed as the queen of the forest. Like a big umbrella, it bursts into dense clusters of large scarlet-red flowers with a most eye pleasing mellow yellow tinge
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Balsawood Tree (ochroma pyramidale) Report Abuse
This medium sized tree produces heart-shaped leaves and large white flowers, as well as an extremely light, soft wood that is used for rafts and model airplane frames
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Red Sandalwood Tree (adenanthera pavonina) Report Abuse
A medium to large size tree, this beautiful ornamental produces ornate red seeds that are used as beads. Although toxic when raw, the seeds are cooked and eaten in some countries. Red dye can be made from the tree and the wood is often used in cabinet making.
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Miracle Tree (leucaena leucocephala) Report Abuse
A very fast growing tree with mimosa type leaves. It is destined to fame because it flowers year round since seasonal day-light change does not bother it.
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Lemon Eucalyptus (eucalyptus citriodora) Report Abuse
This lemon scented evergreen tree produces a sweet manna-like substance that is scraped off the leaves and eaten. The leaves also yield a lemon-scented essential oil that is often used in perfumes, potpourri and for medicinal purposes such as for the relief of coughs, colds, sore throats and other infections
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Orchid Tree (bauhinia sp.) Report Abuse
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Gold Rush Tree (cassia fistula) Report Abuse
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Mother Tree (erythrina berteroana) Report Abuse
A small tree with striking foliage. Large flowers are deep red and very showy. In many parts of the tropics this evergreen is used to shade (mother) coffee, cocoa and vanilla plants.
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