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Yet another unknown fruit (??) tree from Miami Lakes

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fastfeat

Growing in a swale, mostly with fruit trees. Could just be an ornamental, but I don't recognize it.

Any ideas, anyone?

Thanks.

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Stevetoad

Kind of looks like a macadamia nut tree. I don't know though. blink.gif

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chris78

It looks like an allspice tree.... Pimenta dioica

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fastfeat

Not Macadamia or Pimenta dioica.

The latter has opposite leaves. Pimenta is surprisingly hardy, however, and makes a beautiful small tree in coastal SoCal. There's a very nice 25-footer at Fullerton Arboretum.

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Alan_Tampa

Almost looks like cashew. Wouldn't be out of the question down there. I had a friend grow one to good size and fruiting in Tampa. I haven't seen one in a few years so maybe not.

Alan

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Alan_Tampa

What did the leaves feel like?

Alan

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fastfeat

Not a cashew; leaves too pointed.

Rather thin-textured, not unlike Michelia/Magnolia champaca. I didn't try crushing them to check for scent; will try today. But I'm pretty sure it isn't Anacardiaceae.

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Alan_Tampa

I had forgotten that cashew flushes with a little blush, and you are right too pointy. I'm looking at a michelia right now and it doesn't match well either.

Alan

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Alan_Tampa

Well, a friend I'm with seems to think it does look like michelia of one kind or another. I haven't grown michelia of any type myself, so kinda of reaching a bit.

Alan

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paulgila

looks like michelia to me,too. macadamia has wavier leaves.

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BigFrond

not macadamia (leaves too thin and too big)

not michelia (leaves too small)

I don't know

nice tree though

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Alan_Tampa

Abiu, would not have expected that. Who ever planted that is a regular bill Whitman! Robert barnum at possum trot nursery has one, as well as star apple. I have never seen a small one in person, only his ginormous ones. Cool find.

Alan

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downtownfish

Could it be a odd variety of mango?

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MattyB

uhhhhhh, read dewd. :lol:

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downtownfish

Me?

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MattyB

You must have missed posts 12 & 13 where they've identified it as Abiu. No worries, bro. I just thought it was funny.

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downtownfish

Sorry. Scanned it quickly for mangifera but didn't realise they already knew what it was. Give me a break I am trying to real palm talk at work without the boss knowing.

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MattyB

Nice! You get a free pass for covert palmtalking

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