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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
Unread postPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:35 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Thanks for confirming, EJ :gflower:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Here's another tree that I'm hoping that someone can ID for me. I saw this one along the Mahonie Loop in KNP in early November 2014.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Consulted with my 'on hand expert'..... The tree looks like a Weeping Boerbean Schotia brachypetala, But looking at the pods.....there are different leaves near them, so it is likely there is a creeper in the tree. Would need clearer pics of the creeper to identify.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Thanks for the suggestion, EJ. However, when I googled, it looks like the weeping boerbean pods are quite different (shorter, flatter, and sometimes sickle shaped) from the long, skinny pods on this tree?

Unless you think that those pods belong to the creeper? Unfortunately I don't have any closer pix of the leaves .....

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Sorry yes, meant the pods made us look closer and notice that there seemed to be different leaves present. They probably belong to the creeper.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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OK, I've cropped and lightened the photo of the pod(s), perhaps that helps with ID? And the tree itself is a weeping boerbean? Much thanks to you and your "on hand expert" for your help with this. Very interesting that the pods are a creeper and not the tree.

I actually took the photos for the rainy day atmosphere that day (all the different shades of green on the hillside), then zoomed in on the pods hoping that they would help to ID the foreground tree :wink: :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Many thanks EJ.

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 Post subject: Re: Tree ID help
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Whoops! :redface: Looks like I never included the 'lightened' photo, so here it is

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OK, I've cropped and lightened the photo of the pod(s), perhaps that helps with ID? And the tree itself is a weeping boerbean? Much thanks to you and your "on hand expert" for your help with this. Very interesting that the pods are a creeper and not the tree.

I actually took the photos for the rainy day atmosphere that day (all the different shades of green on the hillside), then zoomed in on the pods hoping that they would help to ID the foreground tree :wink: :roll:

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