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
Calycanthus floridus L.
Shrub 1.8-4 m tall, multiple stems, erect, clocks the fruit. Buds small, round, naked, brown-pubescent. Scaorta smooth lenticele, by burning aromatic, dark gray-brown. Leaves opposite, decidue, simple ovata to elliptic, entire, aromatic if they are broken, shiny, dense tomentoase inside, spring green, autumn is yellow or yellow-versa.
Spartium junceum - native to the Canary Islands and Mediterranean Basin, grows in arid places, ground limestone, from plain to 600-2000 m, in association with Quercus pubescens, Quercus ilex, Fraxinus ornus, Cotinus coggygria.
Albizzia julibrissin - cultivated as ornamental species in parks and gardens, in groups of three, or street alignments.
Genus was named by Antonio Duranzzini, in 1772 by Italian Filippo degli Albizzi.
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.
Shrub or small tree, 1-5 m height, stalk Rosietici, smooth or slightly ribbed or tubers, glauca, purple. Leaves with lamina narrow-lanceolata, lanceolata or narrow-oblong-elliptical, 8-21 x 3.8 cm, the attenuated cuneata, top acute or obtuse, petiole up to 5 mm long. Petals 2-3, 8.12 mm long, ovata.
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Buxus sempervirens - evergreen shrub, native of northern Africa, Asia and Europe, up to 800 m altitude. Increases in rare deciduous forests on limestone substrates in sunny exhibition, in association with integerrimus Cotoneaster, Pyrus pyraster, Prunus spinosa and Amelanchier rotundifolia.
Hebe x franciscana
Hebe x franciscana - evergreen shrub, up to 1.5 m tall.
Hebe x franciscana is a hybrid of Hebe speciosa Hebe from New Zealand and Elliptic.
Evergreen shrub or small tree, 1-2 m high. Branched or with a single stem, thin, often branched stalk with fine hairs, covered with scars of fallen leaves. Leaves alternate, elliptic-round, 5-15 x 5-10 mm, top and tapered-round basis, margins finely toothed or entire, glossy dark green on upper side, more pale green inside; countries, glabra, occasionally glandular, ribbed very short.