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Jade vine blossom

February 23, 2013

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These are the flowers of the jade-vine which I previously mentioned, here with the leathery longan leaves as a tranquil background.

A reminder: a lot of flowers and new young shoots emerge among the native deciduous northern Thai trees now, so these are the last few days to easily find and remove the serious parasitic plant Dendrophthoe. Longan and figs seem immune, but the parasite attacks and may eventually kill mango, teak, lacquer tree, mast tree, Tabebuia, Cassia, mandarin, sweetsop, strawberry tree, Xylia, Afzelia, Pterocarpus, neem and Persian lilac.

Eric Danell, Dokmai Garden

(Precipitation report: on the 21st of February we received 8 mm of rain. The landscape is, thanks to two recent rains, unusually green, and this is also a great time for blossom!)

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  1. March 7, 2013 10:57 PM

    I just got a facebook alert from McKee Botanic Gardens here in Vero Beach, Florida. Apparently McKee has Jade-vine in bloom today! I must get over to see it! (I had NO idea they grew it there!) If you’d like to see a photo, go here: https://www.facebook.com/McKeeGarden

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