Has a culinary connection

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by TonyR, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. TonyR

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    Maybe too easy!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Schinus?
     
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    No, but in the flowering-plant scheme of things it's starting to approach, but from a fair distance!
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks like something in the Rutaceae to me.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I think I know this, but I am reluctant to solve it too quickly. If I am right Daniel has hit the family and it is one of the most requested plants in the Sourcing forum.
     
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    I suspect you are on to it. I deliberately cropped out most of the foliage.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Also, one of its close relatives is another plant that is frequently asked about in these forums.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Phellodendron? Tho' I can't think of a culinary connection
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Murraya koenigii ?
     
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    Yes, it's the fruit of Murraya koenigii, or if you prefer, Bergera koenigii, the curry-leaf plant. It's fruiting right now in my suburban backyard, which is something of a heat trap. Around here is probably getting close to its climatic limit, especially for fruit set. The fruits have all turned glossy black this week.

    Separating Bergera from Murraya appears to be justified scientifically. Judging from one published study based on chromosomal evidence, they should even be placed in different tribes of subfamily Aurantioideae.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Junglekeeper helped!

    Thanks
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    Eric helped :)
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Daniel helped :)

    That was fun because it is a plant asked about on the forums, but many growers of the plant (around here at least) might not ever see the fruit on their indoor plants!
     

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