A Red Flower Test

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  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Drawing on the thundering success of the Red Berry Test, here are 20 red flowers and inflorescences, commonly seen in Ecuador although only a few of them are endemic; all of the photos were taken by yours truly. Some should be fairly simple, others not so much. To make it extra-challenging, only a part of the flower is shown in most examples.

    Points given for Genus, species where possible.
    Super extra bonus points for the Spanish common names of numbers 4,5,7,8,12, & 17.
    Super duper extra bonus points for the Kichua common names of numbers 6,11, & 18.

    Best of luck! I'll post a key when you've got them all.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    2. Epiphyllum sp. or cultivar.

    4. Reminds me of Lapageria (Copihue), but that is from southern Chile. A relative of it.

    7. Heliconia sp.

    9. Hibiscus sp.

    10. Bougainvillea sp.

    20. Erythrina sp.
     
  3. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    :))) OK, I try it...

    1. Masdevallia sp.
    2. Hatiora gaertneri
    3. Hm...
    4. Bomarea sp.
    5. Some orchid? Epidendrum sp.
    6. Hm...
    7. Heliconia sp.
    8. Callistemon sp.
    9. Hm...
    10. Bougainvillea sp.
    11. Some bromelia?
    12. Hm... disqualification!!! Looks like a RED BERRY!!! :)
    13. Mirabilis jalapa
    14. Hm...
    15. Hm...
    16. Hippeastrum sp.
    17. Hm...
    18. Some ginger? Like Tapeinochilos sp. ...
    19. Leucospermum sp.
    20. Erythrina sp.

    (Any points for hungarian common names?! :)))
     
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  4. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I promise you, 12 is a flower; this is the bud stage. They're so fuzzy and fun to pet...

    No points for hungarian common names, as I've never been and don't speak Magyar.

    Other than that:

    1. Yup!
    2. Nope.
    4. Lila gets it - that's Bomarea hirsuta, endemic to Carchi Province. Points for Spanish common name.
    5. Lila gets it again. Points for Spanish common name and medical use.
    7. Yup! Points for Quichua common name and food use.
    8. Lila gets it again - Callistemon viminalis. Points for Spanish common name.
    10. Yup!
    11. It's a bromeliad, but which genus?
    13. Spot on.
    16. Yes
    18. It is NOT in the Zingiberacea.
    19. Yup.
    20. Yup.
     
  5. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Limpiatubos llorón, Limpiatubos real

    Unfortunately, google advanced search doesn't offer a 'search Quechua language pages'!
     
  6. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Pfff... I was sure in 2. ... :( But it is in the Cactaceae, or not?


    Muhaha... I'm amazing perfect in Spanish!!! (Just like in English... :) Epidendrum is "Orquídeas Estrella"...

    (OK, I can't speak Spanish yet... but I want to learn it!!! :) So I asked it here:http://www.infojardin.com/foro/showthread.php?t=76937


    Hmm... can I get extra points for English common names? They are also "spanish" for me... :) But I can ask here somebody... :)))
     
  7. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Actually, no and no. I'll take Micheal F's limpiatubos, but in Ecuador there's another common name; same for the Epidendrum.

    Try Quichua and Kichwa and Kichua as variations when you're googling, but it's a long shot.

    Lila, #2 is in Cactaceae and you're really close. I'll give you half points for English names.
     
  8. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    18. Guzmania sp. ?
    14. Rubiaceae? Pentas sp. ?
     
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  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Is 12 in the Ericaceae?
    6 Lamiaceae?
     
  10. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... the "pseudo-red berry" reminds me of a Kohleria sp... ???
    3. Fuchsia sp.? (F. boliviana?)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    That's it for #12, Lila. Not sure which species it is, though. I really love those little guys!

    And 3 is a Fuchsia, but it's F. dependens, not F. boliviana.

    12 (Kholeria spp) is NOT in Ericaceae so far as I'm aware; I could be wrong but the Genus doesn't appear on my lists for that family.

    Here's a key of what you've got right so far.

    (I'm really surprised nobody has gone for #9 yet....)
     

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  12. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Oops... I thought 18. is a Guzmania ... but then 11. is a Guzmania!!! :))) Or both?!

    + The Spanish common name of Bomarea is "salsilla", "zarsilla"!!! (Hm... I hope it means really a plant name, and not something else... :)))
     
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    Nope, just #11. My bad.

    Bomarea are also called Campanillas (bells). And yes, Zarsillas.
     
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    Fun just to be a spectator here. 9 is a hibiscus...
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ding ding ding! I was wondering what took y'all so long on that one; it was so obvious.
     
  16. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Khm... BUT MICHAEL'S SUGGESTION WAS ALSO HIBISCUS IN HIS FIRST REPLY!!!!!!!!!!!!


    And what about the other suggestions?
    Daniel's Lamiaceae for pic no. 6???
    And my Rubiaceae idea for pic. no. 14???
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    So it was. Totally missed that. Color me apologetic. Credit to Micheal F.

    6 is NOT in Lamiacaea
    14 IS in Rubiaceae, and for a further hint, this is just the buds, not the developed flower.
     
  18. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    15. Acanthaceae?
    6. Scrophulariaceae? (Calceolaria sp.????)
     
  19. Liz

    Liz Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    6) A salvia of some sort.

    Liz
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Lila is correct, it's Calceolaria of some sort.
     
  21. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    My second guess is: Ixora sp. ?
     
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    Ding ding ding winner. Ixora it most definitely is.

    I wonder why nobody has gone after number 17; it's so common here....
     
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    17) Musa sp. ?
     
  24. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Pfff... 15. some Justicia, or Odontonema???
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    15's much more common than that - look in your fridge; there's probably a product from its family in there.

    17 is indeed a Musa.
     

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