A Purple Flower Test

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by lorax, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. joclyn

    joclyn Rising Contributor

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    solanum melongena
     
  2. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Nope. Even more common and edible.

    EDIT - Joclyn, I owe you an apology. You got it back when you said Solanum tuberosum, but I missed it. Extra purple points for you, and a big sorry.

    Here's the most up-to-date key, since this is officially page 3 of the stumper! I guess we're doing something right....
     

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I was wondering who read my blog.... And now I know!
     
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    {{{lorax}}} no problem!! just from having posted all this purpleness, you can do no wrong in my eyes!!!
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Öö... who "READ" it?! Hm, I don't know... but the PICS are great! :)))
     
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    LOL!!

    yeah, the pics ARE fantabulous, aren't they?!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Aw, I'm blushin' here.

    And here's the Key to Date; I'll remind those who are playing that I am only looking for the FAMILY of plants number 12, 16, and 17.
     

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    #6 banana flower!
     
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    Oops, didn't read page 2 and 3 before posting musa, again.
    Passiflora seemannii for #13?
     
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    Nope, not seemanii. Close, but the 5 bracts are actually more white than purple. And the fruit is a very common food in South and Central America and parts of the Carribbean. Here's your hint - it's growing in Hawaii now, because Quito gave the USDA seeds for it waaaay back in 1916.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    12 - Fabaceae
    16 - Malvaceae
    17 - no idea!
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Bingo, bingo, and I didn't have any idea either until I asked my guide.

    You only go for the easy ones, don't you, Micheal?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yeah, when it comes to tropical plants!
     
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    Passiflora ligularis?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    DING DING DING WINNAR! Also known as Granadilla. So tasty....
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Here's the key for the day's answers - you're all doing great!

    I'm surprised that nobody's gotten number 11 yet; y'all ID'd it for me, after all.

    Here's your hint for the remainder: half of them are orchids.
     

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    i found 17 while looking for something else and now i can't remember where i was when i found it. 19 is an iris, haven't id'd it yet.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    19 is NOT an iris, so you won't be able to ID it that way....
     
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    no? hmmm. *taps finger*

    well, duh!! no wonder i haven't been able to id it!!! LOL

    2 - is that an epidendropsis? if not that, then epidendrum. i lean towards the first one though.
     
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    no, no! forget that!!

    2 is platanthera psycodes aka habenaria psycodes (orchidaceae)
     
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    Actually, you were right the first time - Epidendrum spp.

    E. ansiferum, I think...
     
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    Ok, that was a big clue...

    is 11 cleome?

    The threads should have given that one away, eh?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yuppers.
     
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    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    15 ...is it the egg plant [aubergine] the one that can be eaten when fruit sets
    Liz

    OOOPs forget it I just realised it has been named.
     

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