Scientific name - Dombey tiliacea (Endl.) Planch.
Dombey, Joseph Dombey in honor of French botanist (1742-1794).
Synonyms - Xeropetalum tiliaceum
Popular names - Dombey of hoja de Tilo.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa, indigenous to KwaZulu and Eastern Cape.
Description - shrub or small tree, 3.10 x 2.7 m, trunk branched, bark dark gray, rough. Leaves alternate, 4.9 x 3-7 cm, three-lobed basis cordata, margine teeth face bottom covered with fine hairs, stalks pelos, 1-3 cm. Flowers campanulata, 3-4 cm diameter, axillary or terminal, solitary or grouped in a raceme, petals white, obovata. Blooms in August-September. Fruit capsule, round peloasa, 0.5-1 cm in diameter. Seeds black.
Growth rate - fast. 4 mi n 3 years, first flowering occurs after 3 years.
Tolerances - drought, poor soils and light frosts.
Requirements - soil well-drained, fertile, exhibitions sunny or semi-shade.
Management - is clipped after flowering.
Propagation - by seeds in spring or cuttings in summer. The seeds should be harvested immediately after drying flowers.
Natural partners and Garden - Capparis tomentosa, Coddia rudis, Commiphora harveyi, Deinbollia oblongifolia, Diospyros scabrida, Diospyros simii, Diospyros villosa, Homalium dentatum, Nuxia congesta, Ochna arborea, Olea woodiana, Sclerochiton harveyanus.
Properties and Uses - species ideal for small gardens.
Bill Sheat, Gerald Schofield - Complete Gardening in Southern Africa - Struik Publishers, 1995
Davif Johnson, Sally Johns - Gardening with Indigenous Trees - Struik Publishers, 2002
Keith Kirsten - Gardening with Keith Kirsten - Struik Publishers, 2001
Roger Spencer - Horticultural Flora of South-Eastern Australia - University of Washington Press, 1995
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Acer tataricum - tatarian maple
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Cyphomandra betacea - small tree, native of Peru and Chile, in tropical forests, at 700-2000 m altitude. It is grown in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and New Zealand for its edible fruit, or ornamental tree. Fruits can be eaten cooked or raw in salads and desserts. It is shown that the seeds and skin to be removed. Fruits contain protein, vitamin C and E, vitamin A.
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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
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