5 responses to “Carrierea calycina”

  1. pam- del mar,CA

    every day a new plant and flower.as an amateur horticulturist and botanist recovering from surgery and not being able to work in my tiny garden much, these photos make my day every day. thank you, DJ

  2. Douglas Justice

    Pam,
    Thanks for the accolades, but they surely should be redirected to Daniel Mosquin, the photographer and architect of this excellent blog. Like so many people, I don’t get out as often as I might, and I really look forward to the photo of the day. I hope your recovery is rapid and complete, and that you’re back enjoying the joys of horticulture in the garden soon.

  3. Daniel Mosquin

    I should add that despite the photograph being nothing special (a branch immersed in a vase isn’t my typical style), this is the second time that Botany Photo of the Day has featured a plant that is noteworthy because few people outside of Asia have seen it in flower. The other was this entry on Kadsura interior.

  4. Ron B

    The December 2007 PLANTSMAN magazine had an illustrated article on this tree written by P. Wharton and R. Lancaster.

    Glancing at the article I realized I have one of these in my garden. It was acquired from the volunteer greenhouse at the Seattle arboretum under the obviously wrong name of another Chinese tree producing compound leaves.

  5. Ron B

    My specimen has now flowered yearly for some time, that is probably how I could tell it was this species when I made my earlier comment. I believe it sets fruits, without crossing with another example – pointed pods appear after the bloom. However, I do not know if they are filled as the tree is a two-trunked beanpole with leaves etc. up at the top, out of reach, I suppose I could use a pole pruner and a ladder to clip them off.

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