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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Lila Pereszke, Jun 18, 2009.
A "mandala" again:
Certainly something in the subfamily Asclepiadoideae (former family Asclepiaceae)
NO, not Stapelia, not Hoya, not Asclepias...
Sorry Michael, but not Asclepiadaceae... :)
A Malva or relative?
No, not Malvaceae...
Don't know why I didn't count before . . . it's got 6 lobes, not 5 as an asclepiad would have.
So likely a monocot.
6 lobes? Hm, are you sure? :)
No, it's got less than 6 lobes, and it's a dicot plant...
No, not a cacti...
Errrrr . . . . where have I gone wrong, then??
:))) Hm... I'm in trouble: are they lobes?! I thought you mean lobes=petals... But, you are really very good at mathematics: it's got 6 "somethings", but I don't know the correct botanical name of this plantpart... :(
Not sure what the botanical term is either ;-)
I was just thinking about comparing it to an asclepioid plant with 5 lobes in the flower (Hoya carnosa below; cropped from public domain pic http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hoya_carnosa.jpg )
Lila, is this a Hungarian native or an import?
The genus is native to Hungary, but this species is native to North America.
YES!!! Congratulations! Asarum caudatum... Aristolochiaceae! :)