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Offline Williamsb7

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South Florida Tree Identification
« on: March 25, 2017, 02:20:35 am »
I live in south Florida and I've been trying to figure out what kid of tree this is. It has a very smooth green bark that peels. Not sure how often it peels but it is currently peeling n

  

  

  

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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 07:14:35 am »
I believe that it is a crepe myrtle. 
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 01:57:13 pm »
 

 
That is like some of the green slick barked trees that we saw in Hawaii. They were completely green after the old bark peeled off.   Kinda forks like they did too.

How about some close ups of the leaves.
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 09:06:31 pm »
Williamsb7, show the leaves,  but on first look I think it may be Gumbo Limbo or Bursera simarubra.

  

 
The pictures I have posted are of Gumbo Limbo.  They have compound leaves.  The crape myrtle has distinctive pairs of leaves but it is not compound or oppositely arranged.  On the crape myrtle, you will see two leaves that are almost opposite but not quite and then there will be a space and two more leaves.
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 09:57:40 pm »
MM, the picture you posted looks a lot like eucalyptus bark from my easy chair.
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 10:09:20 pm »
MM, the picture you posted looks a lot like eucalyptus bark from my easy chair.
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2017, 10:13:56 pm »
Yes, I was told that it was Eucalyptus.
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2017, 10:34:35 pm »
Yes, I was told that it was Eucalyptus.

Eucalyptus deglupta or Rainbow Gum to be exact.

But I don't know what the original tree is,  ???
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Re: South Florida Tree Identification
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2017, 10:12:05 pm »
Here is a picture of the leaves. The tree mostly resembles the Rainbow Gum just without the colorful bark.

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