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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Gomero, Oct 23, 2009.
Family, tribe and genus please
Animal, vegetable or mineral?
Just checking that you are not REALLY teasing us.
Can I rule out animal (and mineral)?
Carica papaya stem?
Silver surfer: It's a plant!!!! lol
Carica papaya stem? No
First clue: It is not a maple
Second clue: I took the picture in my garden
something in the Asteraceae ( i think that family uses tribes and subtribes)
Yes, we have the family; is it really the only family with tribes?
tribe Senecioneae ?
Hey, I think that's a succulent I used to have that I called watermelon pickle because of its markings! Gets green leaves, thickish, arrowhead shaped, and smell like cucumber?
I think it is Senecio deflersii!
Kleinia neriifolia may be? (syn. Senecio kleinia)
Tribe: senecioneae as pointed out by Pierrot;
It is native endemic to the Canary Islands and it used to be in the genus Senecio. Common Spanish name 'Verode'. Very drought resistant and can take down to 0Â°C. In my garden is in a pot and goes into a heated greenhouse when hard frosts are forecast. Here is a picture with leaves, which is its most common appearance ;o)).
Cool plant. How big does it get, on the Canaries?
Came across this one late, I knew what it was too, honest. I used to have it and recognised the markings below the leaf attachment points. I still have S. articulatus which of course also has these markings.
The height in the Canaries is up to 5-6ft (1.5-1.8m).
It could actually grow up to 3 m in some 'barrancos' (see links below).
Steve , are you saying you grow it in your place?, what do you do in the winter?