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Old 18-08-2004, 09:51 AM
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Dear all,

on Monday I bought a plant in a supermarket (yes, I admit, I did....) and it
had a very informative plate saying: "Green in Greek ceramics" ...
Here it is:

http://www.gaby.de/bilder/identify/unknown.htm

Actually, they put three plants in the pot, each one growing from a big
greenish pip. At first sight I thought "Avocado or Mango", but the plants
are different. They have odd-pinnate leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets. The
leaflets look a bit like the leaves of a Ficus benjamini, only larger.
I looked through all tropical fruit trees with big fruits or nuts, but none
of them was similar to my plant....

Can anybody help?
Thanks a bunch in advance!!!

Gaby

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Gaby Chaudry wrote:
Dear all,

on Monday I bought a plant in a supermarket (yes, I admit, I did....) and it
had a very informative plate saying: "Green in Greek ceramics" ...
Here it is:

http://www.gaby.de/bilder/identify/unknown.htm

Actually, they put three plants in the pot, each one growing from a big
greenish pip. At first sight I thought "Avocado or Mango", but the plants
are different. They have odd-pinnate leaves with 5 to 9 leaflets. The
leaflets look a bit like the leaves of a Ficus benjamini, only larger.
I looked through all tropical fruit trees with big fruits or nuts, but none
of them was similar to my plant....

Can anybody help?
Thanks a bunch in advance!!!

Gaby

At Lowes they are labled Lucky Bean tree's. Erythrina or Coral tree.
Yours is E. Caffra or Cape kaffirboom, or Lucky Bean Tree. : Wide
spreading, semi-evergreen tree with sometimes prickley branches, and
prickly-stalked leaves divided into 3 broadly ovate leaflets, the
longest into 3 1/2 inches long. In spring, bears dense, terminal
racemes, to six inches long of orange,-scarlet flowers two inches long,
with broad, strongly arching standard petals. Can grow in Florida and
warmer climates 40-60 foot tall. Not hardy below 41o F. ( I found this
in my American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia A-Z and looked under
Lucky Bean, which was what I knew it was from your photo)
madgardener up on the ridge, back in Fairy Holler, overlooking English
Mountian in Eastern Tennessee,zone 7, Sunset zone 36

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Old 18-08-2004, 02:11 PM
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Hi,

first of all thanks a lot for your answer

At Lowes they are labled Lucky Bean tree's. Erythrina or Coral tree.
Yours is E. Caffra or Cape kaffirboom, or Lucky Bean Tree.


Mmmh, seems that there are various Lucky Bean trees. I have three E. caffra,
but they are completely different (nearly triangle-shaped and prickly
leaflets and also prickly stems, leaves always consisting of three
leaflets). At night, they fold their leaves together, like all other
Leguminosae trees I have. My "Lucky Bean Tree" doesn't.
But, while googling, I found a picture of "my" plant, unfortunately without
scientific name.

Anyway, the hint "Lucky Bean Tree" is quite a good starting point.
Will keep on googling.

Thanks!!
Gaby

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Old 18-08-2004, 02:43 PM
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Hi,

the lucky bean made me lucky ;-))

I found it. It's a Castanospermum australe.

Thanks again!!

Gaby

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Old 18-08-2004, 10:41 PM
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alright!! (I just knew that this was what the nursery that supplied them to
Lowes had them listed as........I don't remember a Latin name) glad I could
help you!
madgardener

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Hi,

the lucky bean made me lucky ;-))

I found it. It's a Castanospermum australe.

Thanks again!!

Gaby

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