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White Cedar (Tabebuia heterophylla)

St John Virgin Islands Flora: White Cedar

 

 

 

 

The white cedar, also called pink cedar and pink poui, produces a beautiful flower that carpets the ground below when they fall. The hard wood of this tree has been used on St. John as well as througout the US and British Virgin Islands for the constructon of native boats and sloops.

 

 

 

 

 

St. John Flora: white cedar
seedpod forming
St. John Flora: white cedar
seedpod emerges
St. John Flora: white cedar
seedpod
St. John Flora: white cedar
seedpod opens
St. John Flora: white cedar
flower forming
St. John Flora: white cedar
flower