By Günther Kunkel (auth.)
In 1969 quantity I of 'Arboles Ex6ticos' seemed in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, released in Spanish through the Island Council (Cabildo Insular). quantity II used to be to have handled a different a hundred or so Dicotyledons, and quantity III to have closed the cycle with Gymnosperms and the tree-like Monocotyledons. Neither of the latter having been released it used to be instructed absolutely revised and enlarged model of the 1st publication be ready for Dr. W. Junk, Publishers, The Hague. we're such a lot obliged to Mr. S. P. Bakker and the Board of administrators for his or her curiosity within the current paintings, hoping that it'll fill a spot and support either citizens and viewers to get to understand the amazingly wealthy unique vegetation that's to be encountered in Mediterranean and Canarian parks and gardens. A moment quantity is in practise and may pay attention to the timber and shrubby timber ignored during this one. In Flowering timber in Subtropical Gardens targeted recognition is given to species present in Canary gardens. As, notwithstanding, such a lot timber defined are extensively dispensed in different areas with an identical Mediterranean weather, it truly is was hoping that this advisor will be of use in gardens of the subtropics quite often. a number of of the species chosen listed here are little identified in gardens, rarely chanced on illustrated in present reference books and feature for this reason been incorporated for interest's sake.
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Leaves of the cv. 'decora' are much larger and glossy dark green; less frequent in cultivation is the spottedleaved cv. 'Variegata'. Condit, Barrett and other authors report that the India Rubber Tree may reach up to 60m in height; Menninger (67) says that this species also 'develops pillar roots in the wild and becomes an enormous banyan'. According to Burkill many thousands of acres of Ficus elastica were planted in India and Malaysia and cultivated until the Para Rubber Tree (Hevea brasiliensis) was introduced.
A tree 12 to 15 m high in cultivation but in the wild said to reach up to 25 meters (Barrett 56). Trunk short, 50 to 60 cm in diameter; bark dark grey, very rough or fissured. Crown spreading and very dense. Evergreen. Leaves very large up to or over 30 cm long, fiddle-shaped, coriaceous, glossy green, with strong lateral veins, short-stalked and more or less clustered in terminal position. Branchlets usually covered with persistant stipules. Figs sessile, single or in pairs, globose, fleshy, purplish with pale dots, and with a velvety skin; up to 5 cm in diameter, and edible.
The Benjamin Fig will not stand up to frosty climates nor to very arid conditions. ; Neal; Purseglove. 60 Moraceae Fig. 18. ) varieties have been described (Condit). A deciduous tree, quite hardy in cooler climates, of historical fame and planted in most countries with a Mediterranean climate. ' A small tree (6 to 8 m) with a short and twisted trunk, frequently with basal shoots. Bark pale grey; crown open with rather irregular branches. Terminal bud short and stout. Leaves hard-herbaceous, with a rough surface and of variable size and shape; long-stalked.