A Purple Flower Test

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  1. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    #6 - Musa ?
     
  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yuppers.
     
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    20 is nepenthaceae
     
  4. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Probably wrong, but I'll try Lupinus for #18.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Nope and nope. I should have gone out and photod the ditch chochos (lupins), though. I totally forgot them.
     
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    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 :)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    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.
     

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    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?
    #9 epimedium?
    #10 hardy geranium?
    #11 pelargonium?
    #12 lupin?
    #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?
    #20 arisaema?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    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.
     
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    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?
     
  11. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    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.
     
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    7 - cattalya maxima
     
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    5 - gentianaceae, gentianella difusa or cerastiodes

    oh, 7 is orchidaceae (forgot to put it in)

     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     

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    15 solanum wendlandii (solanaceae) aka potato vine
     
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    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.
     
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    well, darn! i really thought i'd gotten that one!! :)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Like I said, certain aspects of your answer were completely correct. Just out of context.
     
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    MmMMmmMm!!! A Purple/LILA Flower Test?! :)))
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    9. is Vanda sp. ? Or X Ascocenda? (Or a purple pig nose... ? :)
     
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    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....
     
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    3 - lilliaceae, leucocoryne

    15 - solanum etuberosum or maritimum

    16 - oxalidaceae, oxalis
     
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    oops, forgot scent for 3 - almonds
     
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    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.
     

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