Tropical Tree (Shrub) ID

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  1. JimLD

    JimLD New Seed

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    This tree was spotted in Haiti and disperses seeds autochorously. Can anyone help ID it? a1.jpg
     
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  3. mart

    mart Hardy Maple

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    Looks like a schefflera.
     
  4. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Yes, it is a schefflera. I have had a smaller version for 30 years.
    While on a business trip to Florida, upon arriving in my room I looked out the second floor window to be greeted by a schefflera. It was 30 to 35 feet tall but it was too early to witness the dispersal of seeds.

    Jerry
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    carolyn Strong Ash

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    nope I don't think a schefflera. those look like individual leaves attached to the plant. a schefflera has a palmately compound leaf that is attached to the plant.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Interesting....I guess the mystery continues. Nice call Carolyn. The pod may be a hint.

    Jerry
     
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    JimLD New Seed

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    Thank you all..please keep trying. I have never had this difficult of a time obtaining identification on a plant. I actually have this one posted on 4 boards and have had no luck. I have reached out to one Government facility and one University in Haiti but have not heard anything back. I am thinking that this may be due to the Holidays.
     

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