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Fabaceae, Brownea macrophylla, Rosa de Monte, Cuchillito

March 11, 2009
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  1. Ana permalink
    March 18, 2009 10:08:28 am

    hola! so, i’m tad/noel/thaddeus’ little sister and i’m living in panama for six months on a high school exchange and he said I should say hi to you. 🙂 email me!

  2. March 22, 2009 10:08:10 pm

    I’ve seen these at Fairchild what an amazing flower! Great shots!!!!

    • March 25, 2009 10:08:20 pm

      Thanks. I’ve collected seed from the Fairchild trees. Grows very easily from seed.

  3. May 26, 2012 10:08:22 pm

    What an amazing plant! Beautiful flowers, leaves and an amazing pod. Is it edible?

    • May 26, 2012 10:08:24 pm

      I don’t think its edible, I’ll have to check. It may be. But its a nitrogen fixer. A great understory tree. Incredible when in bloom. The newly flushed out leaves are amazing too. I think its also called the handkerchief tree. There are a number of other species in the genus.

      • May 26, 2012 10:08:12 pm

        AH! I almost bought some seed for it from a source in Queensland (one that is brave enough to sell to we poor customs enslaved Tasmanians that is :(…) but after seeing it was tropical I decided against it. Might give it a go anyway. We have a massive Cassia bicapsularis growing mental on the property and could do with some more fabaceae species. We have a bit of tagasastes (Chamaecytisus palmensis syn. proliferus) that is struggling to get past sapling stage but we need to plant nitrogen fixers to replace years of neglect. We are more appreciative than you know for sharing the information that you share online. Its more than invaluable, its precious. Thank you again 🙂


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