Guessing Game

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by ToddTheLorax, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. ToddTheLorax

    ToddTheLorax Active Member

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    I'm off from work today with time to kill. I looked around the yard for some plants that may be somewhat difficult to identify. I know them all of course, they are mine. Good Luck.
     

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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    1. looks like Alpinia of some sort. Maybe A. spectabilis? I'm no good with conifers, so I'll leave the other to Ron or Michael.
     
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    re 1. looks like Alpinia of some sort. Maybe A. spectabilis?

    you're very close I'll see if someone else gets it before I tell you
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Zingiber officinale?
    Callistemon?
    Pinus eldarica?
     
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    Zingiber officinale is correct. Just a common ginger from a grocery store rhizome.

    Close on the larger pine but not right. The smaller pine is a different species.

    Pictures 3 and 4 are of a conifer not a flowering plant - but I grant you it does look a little like a bottlebrush.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Pinus pinea (larger pine)
    Cephalotaxus
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Fellow Lorax, if that's Z. officianale, you need to get it into some shade. The leaves should be a great deal broader; it only looks like that here when it's grown in full sun.
     
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    Thanks lorax Ill move it.

    As for pinus pinea that is correct. The conifer is not cephalotaxus however.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    First two conifers are a Keteleeria.
    Third conifer is probably a pinyon, maybe Pinus remota?
    Last conifer is Pinus pinea.
     
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    Yes on all 3, the first being Keteleeria evelyniana.
     
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    1) Areca palm?
    2) Podocarpus?
    3) ...not even a guess
     
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    too late they've all been identified correctly. For completeness they are all as follows:

    1 and 2 - Zingiber officianale - Common ginger
    3 and 4 - Keteleeria evelyniana - don't know a common name
    5 - Pinus remota - papershell pinyon
    6 - Pinus pinea - Italian stone pine

    Thanks for playing I'll have to try harder to stump the group next time.
     

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