PLease help ID'ing these Trees

DlangelMarch 11, 2013

They are in Pompano Bch,FL in a Parking lot, they have an interesting smooth bark that looks whitish at a distance with a texture similar to our gumbo limbo tree, the leaves are about 4'' Lanceolate, will post a leaf as well

This post was edited by Dlangel on Mon, Mar 11, 13 at 17:26

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Dlangel

I did not see anything other than leaves on the tree at this time

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 5:29PM
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Dlangel

Whitish bark at a distance

    Bookmark   March 11, 2013 at 5:31PM
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Leafhead

Looks a bit like a Satinleaf (Chrysophyllum oliviforme). Can you get a shot of the back of the leaf?

    Bookmark   March 12, 2013 at 3:16AM
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Dlangel

Hey thanks Leafhead for giving it a shot but definitely not Satin Leafs, don't have the leaf anymore, but the underleaf is light green and the trunk is really smooth and peels if you scrape it with your fingernail

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 6:16PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

Bark reminded me of eucalyptus, but leaves were wrong (compound right, shape wrong). Just learned they change shape with age and the ones on young e. grandis are actually close to your example; I believe this is one of several varieties grown in FL, so you may look into those for a match.

Here is a link that might be useful:

    Bookmark   March 14, 2013 at 9:07PM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It's really hard to see if the leaves are pinnate or not. I they are it has the look of Fraxinus about it but I have no idea how likely that would be in Florida.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 3:57AM
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thefof(NSW Aust)

For my 10 cents worth, the leaves are wrong for Eucalyptus, which are stiff and leathery, with oil glands. the pic looks much too 'soft'

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 10:00AM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

...the leaves are wrong for Eucalyptus, which are stiff and leathery, with oil glands. the pic looks much too 'soft'

Yeah, not sure of 'softness' or vein color from photo, know next to nothing about Eucalyptus, and haven't been around one for years. Though Googled enough to find it was likely eucalyptus torelliana (now corymbia torelliana) I was reminded of.

Here is a link that might be useful: eucalyptus torelliana factsheet

    Bookmark   March 15, 2013 at 12:03PM
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