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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Flourensia cernua - tarbush
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Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Shrub 4 m high, dense crown. Bark brown, rough. Leaves persistent, coriacee, simple, language spatulate, entire edge, top round, the obovata, central rib obvious, and glossy dark green upper side, more open bottom, glabra, arranged in vertical false. Blossom umbela
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.
Daphne mezereum - spurge Laurel
Daphne mezereum - deciduu shrub, native of Europe and Western Asia, cultivated as an ornamental shrub.
All species of the genus Daphne are toxic. Contact with fruit juice or resin skin irritation.
Horminum pyrenaicum - herbaceous plant, perennial, rizomatoasa, native to Europe, alpine meadows and subalpine grows on limestone bedrock, from 1500 up to 2500 m altitude.
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
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