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My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« on: November 01, 2012, 12:12:55 AM »
Just received five trees from Hawaii today via FedEx 2nd day. Beautiful trees that arrived in perfect condition. Highly recommend this nursery for mail orders.

1. Garcinia Sp. (madrono del monte)


2. Garcinia magnifolia


3. Annona scleroderma (posh-te)


4. Rollinia Deliciosa (Biriba) #1


5. Rollinia Deliciosa (Biriba) #2


6. Bolivian mangosteen got from Montoso Garden about six months ago


The last picture (#6, the Bolivian Mangosteen) was marked as Garcinia Sp. by Montoso Garden, which is the same as the madrono del monte as in picture #1. This is confusing since these two are definitely two different  trees and their common names are different. How come their botanical names are both Garcinia Sp. Anybody has the answer?

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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2012, 12:35:28 AM »
Which nursery are you recommending here?  Beautiful acquisitions btw
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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2012, 12:46:51 AM »
The last picture (#6, the Bolivian Mangosteen) was marked as Garcinia Sp. by Montoso Garden, which is the same as the madrono del monte as in picture #1. This is confusing since these two are definitely two different  trees and their common names are different. How come their botanical names are both Garcinia Sp. Anybody has the answer?

Garcinia sp. (species) is given when a garcinia does not have a proper scientific name. Both of those dont and therefore are just labelled Garcinia species, usually with a common name as descriptor/idenitifier in brackets

Very nice trees.

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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2012, 12:53:56 AM »
Hey Tim, the nursery is Hawaii Tropical Plants.
BMc, thanks a lot for the explanation. I really appreciate the information. I've been wondering what that Garcinia Sp. means for a while; now I know. Thanks again!

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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2012, 08:59:44 AM »
The last picture (#6, the Bolivian Mangosteen) was marked as Garcinia Sp. by Montoso Garden, which is the same as the madrono del monte as in picture #1. This is confusing since these two are definitely two different  trees and their common names are different. How come their botanical names are both Garcinia Sp. Anybody has the answer?

Garcinia sp. (species) is given when a garcinia does not have a proper scientific name. Both of those dont and therefore are just labelled Garcinia species, usually with a common name as descriptor/idenitifier in brackets

Very nice trees.

Garcinia sp. can also mean that you just don't know the species name, or that you are using sp. as a general name and not specifying what the species name is. So any garcinia species can be labeled as Garcinia sp.
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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2012, 01:08:21 PM »
Ya,

this nursery has some cool plants!


thanks for posting pics!

I always wanted to order from him but couldn't afford it.

nice plants, nice pics!!!

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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2012, 07:18:30 PM »
Wow! they must have been carefully packed! They look very healthy. What's the name of the nursery?

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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2012, 07:37:03 PM »
Can someone post the website to check them out, please?

Thanks,
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Re: My Mail Order from Hawaii just Arrived Today!
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2012, 08:15:41 PM »
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