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Barleria repens (Coral Creeper)

TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0108 Botanical Name:   Barleria repens Common Name:  Coral Creeper,  Red Barleria, Small Bush Violet, Pink-Ruellia Cultivar: N/A Family:   Acanthaceae    Barleria repens   Photo by Matthew Gaston   Native To:   South Africa Landscaping Information Plant Type : Vine, Groundcover Texture: Medium, Dense Form: Mat to Mound Height (on average, in landscape use):   <1' Height to Spread Ratio: A sprawling groundcover. Grows much more horizontally than vertically. Growth Rate:   Fast Landscape Values:  Color, Edging, Filler, Groundcover, Mass, Quick Effect, Lanai, Erosion Control Outstanding Quality: Flower Color Barleria repens   Photo by Matthew Gaston Botanical Descriptions Flowers:   1.5"-2" long, 5 petals, 2 stamens ; bell-tubular shaped;  red-orange to coral to salmon colored. Not  fragrant. Barleria repens flower Photo by Matthew Gaston Fruits:   Oblong caps

Adansonia digitata (Baobab)

TropPlant Accession Number (TPAN) : 0098 Botanical Name: Adansonia digitata Common Name: Baobab, African  Baobab , Dead Mouse Tree, Dead Rat Tree, Monkey-Bread Tree, Upside-Down Tree, Cream of Tartar Tree Cultivar: N/A Family: Malvaceae Adansonia digitata  Photo by Matthew Gaston Native To: Africa (range is nearly all of Africa  especially d ry shrub land  and s avanna) Landscaping Information:  Plant Type :   Tree Texture: Fine, Open, Smooth Form: Upright-broad Height (on average, in landscape use): 45'-60' Height to Spread Ratio: 1:1 Growth Rate:   Slow-Fast   (depending on rainfall and groundwater) Landscape Values:  Accent, Shade, Sculptural Form, Space Division, Specimen, Windbreak Outstanding Quality: Form/Silhouette, Bark Botanical Descriptions: Flowers:   Mallow-type flower; large, leathery, pendulous white flowers with five petals and 5 sepals. An abundance of stamen protrude from the flower. Flowers open fro