An international wanted bizarre carrot!!!

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  1. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hi,
    I'm unfortunately in plantID trouble again... :((( But I hope someone can ID this bizarre carrot-like object... :) (Fockea???) And it's companion: this amazing little orange flower ball (Ericaceae at least?!)

    (Sorry, but no more pics and infos about the plants, because these are also not my pics, just somebody asked me (me too) for an ID... so they are international wanted plants!!! :)

    Thanks!!!
    Lila
     

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    constantgardener Active Member 10 Years

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    WOW! Don't know, can't wait to find out! Any idea of size with the 'carrot'?
     
  3. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I don't know... :( But looks big...
     
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    Wonderful. Something only a mother could love.

    Some of these caudiciforms come from Madagascar. Could it be Zygosicyos tripartitus or Xerosicyos pubescens? I suggest checking out my friends at TooBees Exotics who have specialized in these kind of things for many years. Email the pic & see if they will help you with an ID. www.toobees.com

    Just a thought.

    gb
     
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    Orange one - Erica verticillata or E. cerinthoides? Sort of looks like a "heath".

    Just another thought.

    gb
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    I am reminded of Jabba the Hutt. Perhaps this is a transplant from the planet Varl, homeworld of the Hutts. More than likely, a Huttlet escaped from the pouch.

    As Robin, the Boy Wonder, might say: "Holy Titanic Tuber, Batman!!!"
     
  7. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    My first thought was also E. cerinthoides, but I think it looks a bit different... :( But thanks! Next idea? :)
     
  8. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yes... a blind mother... :)

    I don't know the TooBees Exotics... :( My unsuccessful ID attempts as yet:
    http://www.infojardin.com/foro/showthread.php?t=113591
    http://forum.pflanzenbestimmung.de/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5608
    http://www.exoten-forum.de/vb/showthread.php?t=26482
     
  9. Lysichiton

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    OK, OK, shoot me down! I still think it could be an Erica sp. or Var.

    The tuber from outer space is another matter entirely. You may wish to check out this site to see what you are into:

    www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms

    Holy moly!

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    I'm no help Lila but a very interesting plant!!!!

    Ed
     
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    I don't recognize the mutant rutabaga, but I want to keep posted on the developments....
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like it. I wonder why yours doesn't have any leaves?
     

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