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Vatica diospyroides, Vatica cinerea, Synaptea cinerea, Broken Hear Flower, Resk Puteh Keruing, Chan ka pho

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 Vatica diospyroides, Vatica cinerea, Synaptea cinerea
Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Broken Hear Flower, Resk Puteh Keruing, Chan ka pho
Origin: Thailand
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Extremely rare, hard to find plant from Thailand with very strongly fragrant flowers. It is a critically endangered species threatened by habitat loss. Small tree or large shrub.

According to the Thai legend, this flower grown in a garden helps to retain spirits of beloved lost ones around and heals broken hearts. Amazingly, medicinal properties of the plant in fact are used in folk medicine for healing heart problems. The plant is used as cardiac tonic.

This small tree is endemic to Thailand, growing gregariously in the vicinity of swampy areas (Nong Thung Thong), but also found in lowland evergreen forest, limestone formations in Phangnga and Trang, below 100 m altitude. Flower has a strong pleasant fragrance. Flowering: January-April; Fruiting: February-August.


  


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Vatica rassak , Lan Tan, Mascal Wood, Resak 

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Family: Dipterocarpaceae
Lan Tan, Mascal Wood, Resak
Origin: Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, New Guinea
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowers
 Vatica rassak , Lan Tan, Mascal Wood, Resak 

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Vernicia fordii, Aleurites fordii, Tung Oil Tree 

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Family: Euphorbiaceae
Tung Oil Tree
Origin: China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersIrritatingDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Flowers are small and attractive with 5 white petals with streaks of red or purple in the throat, several inches across when open. Tung oil, also called China wood oil or nut oil, has traditionally been used in lamps in China. In modern times, it is used as an ingredient in paint, varnish, and caulk.


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Virgilia divaricata, Blossom tree, Cape Lilac

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Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Blossom tree, Cape Lilac
Origin: South Africa
Can be used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterPink flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Virgilia divaricata and V. oroboides

are very similar and are often confused with each other. V. divaricata has 5-9 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal one, whereas V. oroboides has 6-12 pairs of leaflets plus the terminal leaflet. The leaflets have entire margins and the stipules fall early. V. oroboides leaflets are smaller and greyish green in color and are densely covered in velvety hairs, whereas those of V. divaricata are green and almost hairless.


 Virgilia divaricata, Blossom tree, Cape Lilac

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Virgilia divaricata, Blossom tree, Cape Lilac

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Virgilia divaricata, Blossom tree, Cape Lilac

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Blossom tree, Cape Lilac. Virgilia divaricata and V. oroboides are very similar and are often confused with each other. V. divaricata has 5-9 pairs of leaflets plus a terminal one, whereas V. oroboides has 6-12 pairs of leaflets plus the terminal leaflet.

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Vismia baccifera, Sangrillo

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Family: Hypericaceae
Sangrillo
Origin: Central America, South America
Big tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeRegular water
  


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