Delightful pale pink flower

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Help requested please.
    Taken in Mauritius


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    Interesting.
    Thanks...I checked all those stamp plants to see if they held the answers to the 14 unidentified plants I have...no luck unfortunately.

    We visited the Botanical garden in Mauritius twice.....it was so very hot and humid couldn't do it all in one session.
    We expecting to find many rare /unusual trees/shrubs.
    It was more like a park with huge evergreen trees and lots of palm trees.
    Sadly it was virtually devoid of any colourful flowers and labels were a rarity.
    Bitterly disappointing.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Daniel.
    Much appreciated.
    This shrub/tree was most attractive with a sprinkling of these pale pink flowers..dainty leaves.

    I bought a few books to take but sadly they just have all the common stuff.
    Heavy book "Flora of the Seychelles" is excellent but limited...managed to get a few id's in that.
    Maybe these plants come from Africa?

    I have tried e mailing various people in Mauritius.
    No response at all from a couple
    A botanist at the University has been very helpful...but don't want to bombard him.
    He gave me one good answer.

    Found a Kersley Pynee who has a perfect CV...but cannot seem to get an e mail address for him

    Kersley Pynee
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Renowned Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Try kpynee at govmu.org
     
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    Brilliant.
    Thanks Daniel..will do!
    Will keep you posted.

    I feel I have done fairly well .....but stubborn 11 plants still remain a mystery.
    2,400 plant pics so far labelled.
     
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    Yesterday I sent an email to Claudia at the Herbarium in Mauritius.
    Today I got an instant reply.

    "Plant 1 (white flowers, the 'pink' is because the flowers are getting older and the light on them): Coffea myrtifolia (Mascarene endemic)"

    I am so thrilled to at last get a name for this very dainty elegant tree/shrub.
     

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