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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Lila Pereszke, Jun 5, 2009.
Well, this is the next plant in the "Brand new stumper!" series... :)
One of the hardy geraniums?
geranium or heuchera
No, this plant is a bit bigger! It's a shrub/tree... :)
Does a hibiscus count as a tree? Or a lavatera or raspberry or ribes? Humm...
No, they are normally shrubs... but this is not a Hibiscus, not a Lavatera, not a Rubus and not a Ribes... :)
P.S.: And that reddish something is NOT a leaf! :)
If that reddish something isn't a leaf, I'd say it's a flower bract, making my guess.... Schefflera?
A Schefflera with so huge and reddish flower bract?! Hm... maybe Schefflera looks a bit different in Ecuador... :)
But you are on the right way! It is a bract... but fruit bract...
The boulevard Shefflera down the street bloomed recently with huge red bracts, so anything's possible. Anyhow, I have no idea of the scale in your photo. If it's a fruit bract, though, would that make it a Rhus?
Rhus?!? Hm... no... maybe Rhus looks also different in Ecuador... :)
P.S.: it's fruits are edible!
Corylus maxima Red Filbert? A red hazel nut?
Squirrels eat ours before we get alook in!!!
YES! Congratulations! :) Hm, but I think it's a simple C. avellana 'Atropurpurea'...
Very cool, like an Elizabethan ruff.
The length and shape of the involucre indicates a hybrid between Filbert Corylus maxima and Hazel C. avellana.
Hm, maybe you are right... Thanks!