A Purple Flower Test

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    This one's for you, Joclyn, and all the other purple freaks out there.... Once they're ID'd if you want to see the whole flower, just ask.

    Same rules as the Red Flower Test, except that more of the species in this one are endemic to Ecuador, and I've used tighter closeups to confuse the issue.

    Points for Family on #1, #12, #16 and #17 (I can't get them narrower than that.)
    Points for Genus, species if possible on all others.
    Super duper extra bonus points for the Kichua common name of #18 and the province in Ecuador to which it is endemic.
    Awesome bonus round points for a description of the scent of #3 and #13

    Best of luck!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    #1 - Asteraceae
    #8 - Large Periwinkle Vinca major.
    #15 - Solanum sp.
     
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    {{{lorax}}} this is going to be FUN!! :)

    8 is variegated vinca major - apocynaceae family.
     
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    4 is commelinaceae tradescantia pallida - purple heart
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Early Birdy Worm Spaghetti Prize to Micheal F for correct id on #1, #8, and #15.

    Care to venture a species for #15, anyone?

    Joclyn gets super bonus purple points for recognising a variegated periwinkle without seeing the foliage.

    And regular old points for the ID on #4 - Purple Heart
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And I really don't expect anyone to get #20.
     
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    Is #20 "technically" a flower?

    Ed
     
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    Absolutely. Everything except for #6 are real honest-to-spuds flowers. Most of what is pictured in #6 is technically a bract. Once you're all thoroughly disgusted with me, I'll post the whole flower for #20.
     
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    15 solonaceae solanum laciniatum - Kangaroo Apple
     
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    Could #20 be part of a Lilium flower?
     
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    20 is dutchmans pipe or a slipper flower. still working on that one :)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    15 is Solanum but it's not kangaroo apple.

    20 is NOT a lilium.
     
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    7 is an orchid from vilcabambia - zamora region. the link is bad, so i haven't gotten the name of it yet.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    and 20 is neither a ladyslipper (nor a paph orchid) and not a dutchman's pipe either.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Good call on 7, Joc, I was growing it in Vilcabamba, point of fact.
     
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    13 is passiflora incarnata (passifloraceae) aka maypop. state flower of tennesee. hawiian punch!!
     
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    id's confirmed so far:

    #1 - Asteraceae
    #4 - commelinaceae tradescantia pallida - purple heart
    #8 - Large Periwinkle Vinca major - variegated - apocynaceae
    #15 - Solanum sp.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    And you can confirm #13 as a Passiflora, but it's not incarnata. Pretty accurate on the smell, though.
     
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    12 is Monnina salicifolia (polygalaceae)
     
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    13 - passiflora alata
     
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    14 - nicandra physalodes (solonaceae) apple of peru
     
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    Jocyln, don't stay up all night on this one just because they are purple LOL!!

    Ed
     
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    ROFLMAO!!!!!

    ed, i JUST got done telling myself that!!!!!
     
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    hm,# 20, could be Aquebia quinata
     
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    #12 was not an orchid; last time I checked, it was a tree.
    #13 is still a passiflora, but not alata. You might want to consider that I grew it as food, not flowers.
    #14 is indeed Nicandra physalodes. Despite the common name, it was growing near Ibarra (much closer to Colombia than Peru)

    #20 is not Akebia. Colour's pretty similar, though, ain't it?

    I Speak For The Trees is running a Purple Flower Showcase, which will feature some of the answers (after you get them, of course, let's keep this fun!) and other purple flowers until such time as the Stumper ends.

    And here's the Key to Date!
     

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