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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Silver surfer, Jun 29, 2011.
You weren't expecting clues as well were you!
Time for a clue.
This plant comes from New Zealand.
Sorry, not Gunnera hamiltonii, but very very close.
I posted this just after wcutler's stumper on Gunnera, which is why I thought it would be an easy one.
gunnera flavida has yellow drupes
gunnera prorepens has red drupes
Gunnera flavida it is.
With the beautiful translucent yellow fruits.
Thanks pierrot for solving the stumper.
A few more pics.
1. and 2. Gunnera flavida.
3. and 4. Gunnera prorepens.
Thanks for posting that, Silver surfer. It's really interesting seeing the fruit spikes. Maybe I would recognize one of the little guys (we were calling them "runner unners" or something like that), but I'm not at all sure of that. And I'm just talking about recognizing that they're Gunnera, never mind which genus. This thread should help anyway.
I believe you meant "never mind which species".
Copied from other thread....
Years ago we went round a very good small nursery and found this dear creeping wee plant called Unnera prorepens. We asked about it... only to be told they had missed the G from the label ... it was Gunnera prorepens! Duh!
Since then we have always called them all Unners!
Yes, thanks. I always have to recite the "family, genus, species" line to get that right.