An easy one.

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Silver surfer, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    You weren't expecting clues as well were you!
     

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Time for a clue.

    This plant comes from New Zealand.
     
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    gunnera hamiltonii
     
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    Gunnera flavida it is.
    With the beautiful translucent yellow fruits.

    Thanks pierrot for solving the stumper.
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    A few more pics.
    1. and 2. Gunnera flavida.

    3. and 4. Gunnera prorepens.


    GUNNERA  FLAVIDA   15-09-2010 14-46-21.jpg GUNNERA  FLAVIDA  15-09-2010 14-45-52.jpg



    GUNNERA  PROREPENS 12-09-2009 16-51-51.jpg GUNNERA  PROREPENS 12-09-2009 16-52-15.jpg
     
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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Thanks for posting that, Silver surfer. It's really interesting seeing the fruit spikes. Maybe I would recognize one of the little guys (we were calling them "runner unners" or something like that), but I'm not at all sure of that. And I'm just talking about recognizing that they're Gunnera, never mind which genus. This thread should help anyway.
     
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    Ron B Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I believe you meant "never mind which species".
     
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    Copied from other thread....

    Years ago we went round a very good small nursery and found this dear creeping wee plant called Unnera prorepens. We asked about it... only to be told they had missed the G from the label ... it was Gunnera prorepens! Duh!

    http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Gun...w=1276&bih=537

    Since then we have always called them all Unners!
     
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    Yes, thanks. I always have to recite the "family, genus, species" line to get that right.
     

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