Scientific Name - Abutilon darwinii Hook
Popular names - artar de camera, flowering maple.
Distribution and Habitat - originating from S Brazi.
Description - shrub 1-2 (3) m high, pubescent. Stem branched, tomentoasa. Leaves long petiolate, palmate-lobed, 3-5 lobes, terminal lobe acuminata, the heart, irregular edge or under-crenata soiree, tomentoase, petiole 2-6 cm long. Stipele oblong-lanceolate, 6-12 mm long. Flowers axillary, solitary or 2-3; stalk nutant after anteza becomes articulated, 20 cm long, calyx Campanula, lobes triangular-oblonga, acuminata, tomentosi; Corola, petals obovate, round tip, concave, yellow-orange with red veins closed, ovary subglobos, tomentos, 8-locular, ovules 8 x instead.
Growth rate - increasing rapidly.
Tolerances - minimum 10 to 12 C temperatures.
Requirements - prefer well-drained soils, sunny to partly shaded exhibitions.
Management - is clipped spring. Regular summer watering, but not to excess. Less wet winter
Propagation - by seedlings, spring, by seeds.
Diseases and pests - aphids, white fly.
Properties and Uses - in hot climates is grown as an ornamental plant in parks and gardens in cold climates are grown in pots for indoor or greenhouse.
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Dracaena marginata Lemarck
Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
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Banksia ericifolia, originally from Australia, Blue Mountains. In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Lonicera xylosteum - shrub originating from Europe, the Caucasus and Siberia, growing at the edge of deciduous forests, from lowland to 1600 m altitude. They prefer warm places and limestone associated with Cornus sanguinela, Ligustrum vulgare, Prunus padus and Rubus idaeus.
Teline canariensis - shrub native (endemic) of Tenerife and Gran Canaria, grows at the edge of forests of Pinus radiata and Laurus canariensis novo in association with Neotinea maculata, Hypericum reflexum and Cystus sympithifolius, from 500 to 1500 m altitude.
Ceratonia siliqua L.
Dioecious tree, 8 meters high. Body iregulat, erect with the latita. Gray-brown bark with longitudinal fissures. Vast and dense crown. The branches are fine young tomentoase become glabrata with timpu. Leaves persistent, alternate, paripenat-compound, with 2.5 pairs of Folio, ovata, coriacee, margin entire, glossy dark green on the upper
Gentiana verna L.
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Malacothamnus fasciculatus Greene
Evergreen shrub, vigorous, well branched, 1-4.5 m high. The stem and leaves are pubescent, stellate hairs. Leaves alternate, petiolate; language ovat-round, palmate lobate, 0-7 lobes rounded, toothed margins, 2.11 cm. Blossom spike, flowers Sesi.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal