Identification: Help with identifying a plant with smelly leaves

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by enigmaticeasteregg, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. enigmaticeasteregg

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    I got this plant a few years ago. Its leaves smell kind of like stinky feet, and are fuzzy. Any ideas?
     

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Crassula?
     
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    Hmm, maybe Any idea as to the species?

    Thanks though. Now I know that one of the plants I have is a Crassula muscosa.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks just like the Aichryson laxum, sitting on my desk. This plant was given to me recently. I just smelled it--yes stinky feet. Aichrysum laxum is a Crassulaceae plant from the Canary Islands.
     
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    mine looks very similar to yours. is yours a laxum or a domesticum? Could you have a look at my thread and tell me what you think?
     
  7. Andrey Zharkikh

    Andrey Zharkikh Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I googled Aichryson laxum and got a whole spectrum of different varieties. This is either very variable species or very frequently misidentified plant.
    I got two unlabeled plants in my house, quite different, but both matching to the google pictures. One has kind of concave and non-glossy leaves, another - convex and glossy ones. The plant in this thread is something between.
     

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  8. Christopher Howard

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    the smelly leaf plant is Plecthranthus. I used to have one. Sorry I don't have the species right now, but I am for certain that is the genus. I'll look further into it. should have it soon.
     
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    I think it might be Plectranthus socotranus. I'll look a little bit more though.
     
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    The stems on the plant look similar to the plant I had. and the leaves were also fuzzy and smelly. But your plant has smaller leaves. Do the leaves has a structure like this under them ? http://www.flickr.com/photos/agnesl/6942008164/
     
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    nope, mine doesn't look like that underneath
     
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    Rats. because like I said, everything else other than your leaves is exactly like the plant I had. I can even smell it just looking at the pictures. :P
     

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