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  1. nic

    nic Active Member 10 Years

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    Magnolia? she types in desperation
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Edgeworthia chrysantha ?
     
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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    Calycanthus chinensis?
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Not a Magnolia .Sorry nic.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Not Edgerworthia chrysantha. Sorry Chimera.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    woodschmoe. You are getting VERY warm.

    2nd clue. You seem to have guessed already. It is a shrub!!!
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    woodschmoe. Apologies. Yes, you have got the right plant, wrong name! Congratulations!!!!!

    It is now known as Sinocalycanthus chinensis.
    It is all alone in the monotypic genus of Sinocalycanthus.
    In the family Calycanthaceae.
    Just checked the www to find that in the past it used to be called Calycanthus chinensis. I have only ever known it as Sinocalycanthus chinensis.
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Just for interest .. these are the flowers of Calycanthus occidentalis.
     

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    woodschmoe Active Member 10 Years

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    At last! Ironically, I have a couple dozen seedlings of both sinensis and occidentalis growing this year...didn't know about the name change.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    And there is also the hybrid of the two, with the mouthful of a name, × Sinocalycalycanthus F.T.Lass. & Fantz.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Ohhh NOOOOOOOOOOOooOOooo... gGgRRrrrr.... your pic was soooo annoyingly familiar, but I wasn't able to find it out... even though I have a VERY VERY SIMILAR pic (and maybe our "model" was the same plant... :)))
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Lila,I thought you would get it easily!!! What kept you?
    Your flower has a lovely pink edge. Not the same shrub though. Our pic came from our back garden on 30th June.

    The confusion of the name continues. I ordered Dan Hinkleys new book from Amazon, ages ago.

    "The Explorers Garden Shrubs and Vines"

    http://www.timberpress.com/books/largejacket.cfm/9780881929188

    Today it arrived, and fell open, rather spookily at Calycanthus. I will have to sit and read it quietly, to take it in.... BUT, he has the name back to Calycanthus chinensis.

    Eric, Ron, Michael, Lila.... HELP!!! Expert botanists needed!!!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Forgot my manners. Thank you Michael for the link.
     

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