Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yellow Geiger Tree

Yellow Geiger Tree
Cordia lutea
(KOR-dee-uh) (LOO-tee-uh)
Synonyms: Aloe Wood, Muyuyo, Texas Olive

This interesting tree has a lot of history. The common name comes from Captain John H. Geiger one of Key West’s prominent early settlers. There are over 300 species of Cordia that grow throughout the world. This species is considered native to Peru and Ecuador but has been naturalized elsewhere.

One cool fact about this tree is it is considered everblooming. A tree that blooms all year long is a great concept. Since it is a shrubby, short plant you can enjoy the blossoms up close.

Today, unfortunately, is our last day in Florida and we are getting ready for the road trip home.


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Makarimi Abdullah said...

Beautiful photo! Thanks for sharing the info ;)