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Cerbera Odollam – The Suicide or Murder Tree

Cerbera odollam is having close resemblance to oleander; another highly toxic plant from the same family yields milky, white latex.
Cerbera odollam, is a dicotyledonous angiosperm, commonly known as a suicide tree. The tree is also called pong-pong and othalanga and this plant belongs to poisonous Apocynaceae family. The plant yields a potent poison that has been used for suicide and murder, which includes the yellow and common oleanders. The seeds are excessively toxic, containing cerberin as the main active...

A Rare Sight of Double Tree of Casorzo

A rare sight of a double tree of Casorzo growing atop another tree Of course, it's not a sight that you get to see every day. But here you can learn about a unique tree growing between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, recognized as the “Double Tree of Casorzo” or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian. This is a...

Larch – An Evergreen Wild Tree

Larch Tree in Wild Nature
Larches look for the entire world like evergreen trees. Larches are conifers in the genus Larix, in the family Pinaceae. Larch is also called Larix, is a long waving twigs that have tufts of small needles; they even have cones. But come fall those needles turn yellow and fall off just like the leaves of any deciduous tree. And...

Yareta – A 3000 Years Old Alien-looking Plant

Yareta is something green and alien-looking growing plant in South America. In the first inspection, you might consider that it is some extraterrestrial species. Which is using the remote grasslands of the continent to start a foothold on planet Earth. Yet though alien looks like a green mass of cells have their origins very much in this world. This...

The Dead Man’s Fingers

Xylaria polymorpha, is generally known as “dead man's fingers”, is a saprobic fungus.
Xylaria polymorpha, generally known as dead man's fingers, is a saprobic fungus. The plant habitually inhabitant of forest and woodland areas, normally growing from the bases of rotting or injured tree stumps and decaying wood. The Xylaria polymorpha is a very rare and distinct species of fungus that is widely distributed throughout the deciduous forests of North America and Europe....

The Cylindrical Grandidier’s Baobab Tree

Grandidier’s Baobab Tree is the biggest and most re-known of Madagascar’s species of Baobabs. It is also known as “Adansonia Grandidieri”, actually an imposing and unusual tree endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is an endangered species mainly threatened by the encroachment of agricultural land. When you see this unusual tree, you’ll come to know that Grandidier’s baobabs...

Spectacular Yellow Flowering Golden Chain Tree

Golden Chain Tree (13)
The spectacular springtime show of yellow flowers gives Laburnum its common name Golden Chain Tree or golden rain. But the laburnum also has its dark side, for it is one of the most poisonous trees growing in the British Isles. Like so many of the more colorful trees that grow in Britain. This lovely tree is not native to...

How to do Tabebuia Tree Care

Tabebuia trees are attractive and adjust too many growing conditions. Adding this tree to your landscape is worth as the rewards are great and the care is minimal.
Tabebuia Tree Care The Tabebuia tree is commonly known as the golden trumpet tree. It is semi-evergreen or semi-deciduous shedding foliage for a short period in a late spring tree. Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae and is very similar to Tabebuia ochracea. Tabebuia “Handroanthus chrysotrichus synonym Tabebuia chrysotricha,” is the national tree of Brazil....

The Black Sapote – Chocolate Pudding Fruit

The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit”
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit” and black snap apple. Black Sapote is a tropical fruit mostly grown in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. Sapote means soft edible fruit and has no relation with white sapote or mamey sapote. The tree can...

Top 25 Oak Facts You Should Know

One of interesting Oak Facts is it produce both male and female flowers.
Oak Facts The oak tree is a deciduous tree that grows in temperate zones around the world, and it is one of the most important trees in the world. Oak trees are evergreen, which means that they keep their leaves all year round. They can grow for hundreds of years and live for about 500 years. The oldest oak tree...

Pink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia heterophylla

The palmately compound, green leaves are evergreen throughout most of its range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge.
The eye-catching Pink Trumpet Tabebuia heterophylla Tree grows at a reasonable rate from a slim pyramid when young to a broad silhouette, 20 to 40 feet tall. The palmately compound green leaves are evergreen throughout most of their range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge. The showy display of pink or white, bell-shaped blooms appears...

Magnolia Tree – A Handsome Ornamental Tree

The magnolias are handsome ornamental trees. The Magnolia Tree with its showy flowers, its dark green leaves, and its relatively small size. Magnolia Tree is a large genus of about 210 flowering plant species in the subfamily Magnolioideae of the family Magnoliaceae. It is named after French botanist Pierre Magnol. They are generally thought of as southern plants, but...

Juniper Tree – A Tree Useful in Landscape Plantings

Juniper Tree is good variety in shape foliage textures specimen plants smaller look good in rock gardens tailing down over rocks
Juniper Tree or Juniperus are trees that we call red cedar is really a juniper. But many others are shrub-like and as such are extremely useful in landscape plantings especially since they will tolerate poor soil. They do well by the seashore as well as in hot dry places, and they cover banks beautifully. Juniper Tree is great variety in...

Butcher’s Broom – The Fruits Grow on its leaves

The mysterious and rarely seen Butcher's Broom, or (Ruscus aculeatus), is a low-growing permanent shrub. It has hard, erect stems and very rigid leaves that lay off on a sharp spine. Thus, from the center of the leaves grow small greenish-white flowers. The flowers flourish in early spring and grow into red berries in autumn. The small red berries...

Jabuticaba – A Rare Fruit Tree Bear Fruits on Its Trunk

There’s a tree in Brazil called "Jabuticaba", whose fruit grows directly from the trunk and branches of the tree. It can be found in the states of Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo, in the south of Brazil. Jabuticaba's popularity has been likened to that of grapes in the United States. The name Jabuticaba is derived from the Tupi words...

The Best Ferns to Grow Indoor

Ferns “Many Genera” give a better softening effect to an indoor environment, which makes them good houseplants. Many people are familiar with that old favorite, the Boston fern Nephrolepsis exaltata, 'Bostoniensis'," a very easy indoor plant with rich green, arching fronds. In the variety ‘Fluffy Ruffles’ they are rather upright and have frilled edges. Even more foolproof is its...

Tabebuia and Handroanthus

Genus and Family: The genus Tabebuia is native to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical parts of Mexico and Central and South America. It included nearly 100 species of trees commonly known as trumpet trees, named so because of the shape of the flowers. In 2007, about 30 species of trees in Tabebuia were renamed Handroanthus when molecular studies...

The Grass Tree Xanthorrhoea glauca

The grass trees are highly fire-resistant and are among the first to resprout after wildfire as the living growth is buried within the old dead leaf bases.
The grass tree, also known as “Xanthorrhoea glauca," is a large plant in the genus Xanthorrhoea, mainly widespread in eastern Australia. The tree has many branches and its trunk can grow more than 5 meters tall. The grass tree is sporadically seen in large communities in woodland on the steep edges and sides of gorges. It is mainly in...

Ficus – Most Popular House Plant

One of the most popular houseplants is the weeping fig, also called Ficus benjamina”, normally just called “ficus”. Though related to the edible fig, it does not bear fruit, but it makes a beautiful display as an indoor plant. Thus, a bushy tree that might grow up to 50 feet in its native Malaya.  It can easily be kept...

Why Drunken Trees Behave in Mysterious Way

The climate variations, or loss of surface vegetation from fire, flooding, construction, or deforestation, can thaw the upper extents of the permafrost.
What are Drunken Trees? Drunken trees are a stand of trees displaced from their normal vertical alignment. This most commonly occurs in northern subarctic taiga forests of black spruce under which intermittent permafrost or ice wedges have melted, causing trees to tilt at various angles. Some trees survive their soil eroding and continue to grow. Others collapse or drown as...

Maples Leaf (Acer), Grow Nature’s Most Favorite Tree

Well, everyone knows what a Maples Leaf looks like, right? It is the leaf on the Canadian flags as well, the one that lends its shape to maple sugar candies. Well, yes and no? While most maple leaves do have a three-lobed outline, they vary enormously in size and shape. Therefore, with some the lobes are barely indented with...

1,400-Year-Old Ginkgo Tree Still Sheds Golden Leaves

Once a year, this majestic 1,400-year-old ginkgo tree showcases a remarkable transition into fall, and its countless leaves change into a radiant shade of gold. The tree is located within the walls of the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple, in the Zhongnan Mountain region of China. This wonderful autumnal display entices travelers from all over the world. Therefore, as the...

Spruce – An Evergreen Symmetrical Spire Shape Tree

Spruces or Picea, are tall, fast-growing evergreen trees with symmetrical spire shapes. You can distinguish them from the fir. They resemble each other in two ways: spruce needles can be rolled between the fingers, whereas the needles of fir and hemlock feel flat. And Picea cones hang from the branches rather than sit on top of them. Spruce is...

The Famous Octopus Tree of Oregon

Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast in United States.
The Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the United States. The massive tree is shaped similar to an inverted octopus with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base. The octopus tree has no central trunk. Instead, six candelabra limbs extend horizontally...

Unbelievable Tree of 40 Fruits

Tree of 40 Fruit
New York-based artist Sam Van Ken created a tree of 40 fruits using the ancient technique of “chip grafting." His family lives in Pennsylvania, and he grew up on the family farm. He’s an associate professor of sculpture at Syracuse University. Therefore, each tree produces forty different types of stone fruit of the genus Prunus, ripening sequentially from July...