A Yellow Flower Test

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by lorax, May 9, 2008.

  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    In celebration of my 1,111th post, here is another mega-stumper. This time it's yellow flowers, many of them endemics, some of them weeds. I hope it proves a little easier than Lila's homework.....

    Points given for Genus and species.
    Super Sunny Points for odour (if present) and food uses (if edible)

    And Super Duper Extra Sunny Points for explaining how the English Common Name descends from the Spanish Common Name of flower #2.
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm not too hot on Ecuadorian endemics (!), but I'll go for Buddleja globosa for #5 (and strongly honey-scented), and an Oxalis species for #15 (maybe food use for the tubers . . is it O. tuberosa as in yesterday's BPOTD?).
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    15 is for sure Oxalis tuberosa.

    However, #5 is not Buddleja, globulosa or otherwise. Think bigger - it's a tree.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    Trimezia steyermarkii for #3?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yup.
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    #11 Espeletia?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yup - Sunny points for the species.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    12. Cassia sp.
    13. Tabebuia sp.
     
  9. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    1. Masdevallia sp.?
    6. Allamanda sp. ?
    8. Some Brassia orchid?
    16. Hm... Cactaceae?
    18. some Abutilon sp. (or Hibiscus)?
    20. Bidens ferulifolia?
     
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  10. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... 14. Syrphus ribesii??? :)))
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    1 - Masdevalia x Dracula, actually
    6 - Yup
    8 - Nope, not even close.
    12 - Nope, but good guess - very very close, actually.
    13 - Nope, but also a good guess. The flower structure is the same for this one, but it's not deciduous like Tabebuia.
    14 - Ha ha, but Nope. Different family. And the flower, please?
    16 - You've got the family. Genus and species are possible on this one; it's native but not endemic.
    18 - Hibiscus, not Abutilon.
    20 - Yup.

    So as not to be confustioning, here is the key of what you've got so far.
     

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    5 Leucaena?
    10 Sphaeralcea ?
    12 Senna ?
    13 Tecoma ?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    5 - Nope. Same family, much larger genus.
    10 - I think so.
    12 - Yup. Species?
    13 - Yup. Species?
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Lengthening reply
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    You got 'em.
     
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    3 Oncidium "Dancing Lady"??

    Ed
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    3's a lily, Ed - Trimezia steyermarkii! There are 5 orchids on the test, however, and only one has been named so far.
     
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    And here's the current answered vs. unanswered! If anybody wants to see the full flowers used, let me know once you've gotten them!
     

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    #7 is an Odontoglossum/Odontioda hybrid
     
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    #17 is a Pleurothallis (or whatever it's segregated out to these days) species.
    #9 - WAG - Aeonium?
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes to all three!

    As far as I'm aware, #17 is still called Pleurothallis.
     
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    I think #7 is Specklinia tribuloides by some, Pleurothallis tribuloides by others.
     
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    Is #20 Coreopsis (Tickseed threadleaf)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Great, Eric in SF - I didn't have a species for it before, and if that's what it is then I do now!!!

    #20 is not Coreopsis, it's Bidens ferulifolia.
     
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    #19 - Pleurothallis or Stelis, not sure which

    #4 is an orchid but it's honestly too blurry for me to tell much else.
     

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