Scientific Name - Liquidambar styraciflua
Popular names - sweet gum, satin walnut, ingamo, somerio.
Distribution and Habitat - a native of North and Central America, grows in forests of Pinus sp. and Quercus sp. 900 to 200 m altitude.
Description - deciduous tree, deciduu, Mono, 50 feet tall. Bark fissured, gray, 1 cm thick. Young branches are red-brown. Shoots 1.5 cm long, acute or dull, brown, glabra; stipele 2, 5 mm long, lanceolate, glabra, obsolete .. Leaves simple, spirally arranged, 3-5 lobed, lobes triangular edges soirees, top acuminata, base truncata or slightly cordata, 4-11 x 5-15 cm, dark green upper side and ep on the lower pale green, becoming red in autumn or yellow; nervatiune palm prominent. Petiole 1.5-9 cm long, green-brown, glabru. Flowers arranged in terminal or axillary panicule, 5-10 cm long. Florile male are placed in the top of panniculitis. Female flowers, 6-8 mm diameter, arranged in male flowers, 4-6 tepale, acute or truncate, lacking stamina, ovary semi-inferior. Blooms in January-March. Fruit capsule, 2.5-4 cm diameter, pendulum, peduncle 5-6.5 cm long, glabru. Seeds numerous, brown, wings, 6-8 mm long.
Requirements - prefer rich soil, moist, well-drained.
Propagation - by seeds. Seed germination keeps for 9 years, if they are closed tightly at 3 ° C.
Curiosity - the generic name, Liquidambar, derives from the Latin 'liquidus' = liquid, and arabesque 'Ambar', referring to an aromatic liquid secreted by the plant.
Trees and shrubs
Robinia pseudoacacia - Acacia
Tree, 25 m high, crown iregulata, oval, open. Maroni stalk, thin, tomato-brown of thorns present 1.5-2.5 cm long. Small buds superimposed. Leaves alternate, imparipenat-compound, 7-19 folio elliptical, obovata, opposite, entire edge, nervatiune pinnate, 4-5 cm long, green or green glauca, are yellow in autumn.
Banksia ericifolia, originally from Australia, Blue Mountains. In 1992, Banksia ericifolia was chosen as the official emblem of Sydney.
Nyssa sylvatica Marsh.
Dioecious tree, 25 meters high. Dark brown bark with deep cracks. Glabra or slightly hairy stalk, thin, red-brown, smooth; mugurele terminal 3-5 mm, nested, 6-8 scales visible, few pubescent and Chile, bicolori with red edges and the rest suprafatei green.
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.
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Horminum pyrenaicum - herbaceous plant, perennial, rizomatoasa, native to Europe, alpine meadows and subalpine grows on limestone bedrock, from 1500 up to 2500 m altitude.
Bellium artrutxensis sp.nov. Balearic Islands
Cichorium intybus - Chicory
Herbaceous biennial or perennial. Stem erect, with branches hispida, geniculate .30 to 120 cm tall. Roots spindle, long on break leaving a bitter white latex. Basal leaves in rosette, petiolate, lamina oblong-lanceolata, lirat-pinatifide or toothed, 30 x 12 cm. The leaves are caulinare Sesi, alternate, oblong-lanceolata.
New species from Brazil Swartz - Swartz trimorphica Mansano & AL Souza
Shaft, 6 m high, branches hairy. Stipele 1.5-2 x 1-1.2 mm, triangulation, passwords, decidue. Imparipenat-compound leaves, folio 9, petiole about 2.4 cm long, hairy-tomentoase, talkative leaf 7.5-8.3 x 2.9-3.6 cm, elliptic, oval-oblong, glabru few hairy face and inside the main rib, the acute - cuneata, apex caudate