5 Glossy red berries

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Please can anyone help to name this shrub.
    As always your help is very much appreciated.

    Sorry some pics not as sharp as I would have wished.


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  2. Douglas Justice

    Douglas Justice Active Member UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society 10 Years

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    Ochnaceae?
     
  3. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Weird fruits... but the whole plant looks like a Malvaceae. (Maybe Grewia, Malvaviscus or something similar...)
     
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  4. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Apologies Douglas for not replying.
    I really appreciate you looking and trying to help.
    Haven't had a chance to do a lot more research since you suggested Ochnaceae.
    All my seed capsules are consistent with 5 berries.
    Have tried searching www quickly but cannot find anything that matches.

    I have been really zooming in on my pics to look for clues.
    These 2 below are trimmed /enlarged from above .
    First below.....I think there is a flower...taken from pic 4 above....top right corner...shows exerted working bits...as Malvaceae have.
    Second...enlarged from pic 6 above, shows sepals more clearly.
    I think you could be on to something Lila with Malvaceae....but again, as yet cannot come up with a match.


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  5. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Update.
    Just been searching AGAIN.
    ........."Malvaceae cloud forest Costa Rica " and found this....Malvaviscus palmanus

    malvaceae cloud forest costa rica - Google Search:

    Which lead to this..

    Malvaviscus palmanus

    5 perfect red berries!
    Lost track of the time I have spent trying to id this.

    Thanks again Lila.

    Note....Wiki..says it is pollinated by humming birds.
     
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