Dormant trees from Alchetron.com.
Large tree by Leonel Lopeztoledo,
A big stem from PhytoImages.siu.edu.
The dusk flowers by Andrés Hernándes,
The leaves by Ruth Ripley,
Karl Sigismund Kunth, 1821
Nicaragua, Costa Rica,
Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru (Puerto Rico, Cuba, Brazil)
Red - Pink
Pourretia tuberculata, Mart.
This member of the
was given this name by Karl Sigismund Kunth in 1821. It is found in
Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, growing in a well drained soil with
quite some water and lots of sun. The trunk can grow to 250 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant
to 50 metres in height. The flowers are red to pink.
The genera name
honours Antonio J. Cacanilles, 1745-1804, a Spanish clergyman and
botanist, director of the botanical garden in Madrid, Spain.
The species name means 'having leaves like Platanus', in reference to
the lobed, mature form of the foliage.