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Durio kutejensis

Durian Pulu

Also known as durian kulu or rian nyekak, this durian stands out from almost all other because the medium-sized tree sports huge, glossy leaves and produces loads of large, strongly scented, brilliant red flowers up on the main branches. The fruit is usually ovoid to slightly square, ripening to a bright golden yellow. Among the durian it is one of the mildest in fragrance with bright yellow flesh of very good texture and sweet flavor, lacking the overwhelming aromas of many of the other Durio species. Mature trees are extremely productive and flourish in good alluvial soils, with high humidity and tropical temperatures. Trees start producing after 6-8 years. Seeds are virtually impossible to obtain outside of its natural range in Borneo.

 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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