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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by lorax, Apr 3, 2008.
#6 - Musa ?
20 is nepenthaceae
Probably wrong, but I'll try Lupinus for #18.
Nope and nope. I should have gone out and photod the ditch chochos (lupins), though. I totally forgot them.
i was thinking lupinus for 18 also. wasn't quite pleased with my matching, so i didn't post it.
no for 20, huh? hmmmm...i KNOW i've seen it before...
still working on the particular passiflora - again, not quite pleased with my matching and i came up with something that i think is tagged wrong, so, still need to investigate it more :)
Here's Day 2's key.
Probably you have seen 20, Joclyn, given your purplemania. I'd kind of doubt anyone else outside of collectors and other Ecuadorans has.
This looks like fun! May I play?
Thanks for the key to date.
Latifa -- isn't that akebia quinata that you are using for your avatar? You should know it! ;)
Is #5 an azalea?
#10 hardy geranium?
#13 - ok, some said passiflora, and I'm pretty sure I saw one growing in the wild in Hawaii and even have a picture of it, but I still don't know which passiflora! That said, I have no idea if it is native, or a garden escapee either.
#18 -- I feel like I should know this one, but I don't - a salvia?
Hola, Joecat! Everyone is welcome to play; I just knew from experience that Joclyn wouldn't be able to resist this one.
5 - Nope
9 - Nope, but right family
10 - Nope, it's a tree
11 - Nope
12 - Nope
13 - It's a South American native.
14 - Not even the right family
20 - Nope
Good guesses, though.
LOL! Man, I'm bad at this!
One more guess:
10 - Tibouchina? (the stamens don't match but at least it is a tree and from the right continent)
Hmm...I feel like I should know 16.
OK, I think I've exhausted all the plants I know, so I have to resort to googling "flowers of Ecuador." Is that allowed?
All is fair in Stumpers, short of flat out asking me what one of them is. You can ask for hints, which I am honour bound to provide. I am not, however, bound to be open about my hints; in fact I tend to be quite cryptic.
You're not so bad at this after all, though.
10 is definitely a Tibouchina, but a faded one... Here they're called "Flor de Mayo" although they bloom year-round.
16 is more common than you think, I suspect.
And I should correct myself, since I had a brain fart. (this goes for everybody)
9 is NOT Epimedium, and is NOT in the same family. It comes from a much larger family than that.
Oh, and in case you missed out, 15 has been placed in the correct Genus - Solanum, but species hasn't been pinned down yet. Kangaroo Apple has been suggested, and this is NOT what it is.
7 - cattalya maxima
5 - gentianaceae, gentianella difusa or cerastiodes
oh, 7 is orchidaceae (forgot to put it in)
I think 5 might be Elleanthus robustus.
Is 15 solanum lycocarpum (wolf apple)?
I'm still racking my brain over 16 -- It looks like something I have used in containers.
Joclyn is first on the Orchidaceae #7 - Cattleya maxima
JoeCat gets another of the Orcidaceae in the test - #5 - Eleanthus robustus
15 is more edible than that.
Relatives of 16 are container plant in North America and what's pictured is a relatively common marsh plant in Ecuador....
AND - here's the key to date.
15 solanum wendlandii (solanaceae) aka potato vine
Closer, but still no cigar. I am being deliberately obtuse because I know exactly what it is, how it came to be in the middle of a fallow field, and how far it had to travel to get there. I confirmed my suspicions with a shovel. It was quite an old plant, and I put it back after I checked.
well, darn! i really thought i'd gotten that one!! :)
Like I said, certain aspects of your answer were completely correct. Just out of context.
MmMMmmMm!!! A Purple/LILA Flower Test?! :)))
9. is Vanda sp. ? Or X Ascocenda? (Or a purple pig nose... ? :)
It's actually my favourite purple pig, Vanda! (Just kidding of course, you're right and it's a Vanda orchid.)
I was wondering when you'd join us here....
3 - lilliaceae, leucocoryne
15 - solanum etuberosum or maritimum
16 - oxalidaceae, oxalis
oops, forgot scent for 3 - almonds
3 - Nope. And not the scent of them either.
15 - Nope. More edible still....
16 - Nope. That was growing in a marsh, and as far as I am aware, Oxalis don't like to be that wet.