Leafy Green Stumper

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by lorax, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    In the grand tradition of the colour-themed mega-stumpers, here's one to see how many of you recognize your leafy greens!

    These are all plants that grow in Ecuador, although some of them are native to the Old World Tropics....

    Genus at the very least, species if you can!

    Super veggie-points for telling me which ones are edible....
    Extra super veggie points for the Spanish or Quichua common names.
     

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    starting in upper left corner and going to end and then to beginning of next row:

    1 aloe - possibly a. vera
    3 euphorbia tirucalli
    4 euphorbia
    7 quercus
    8 kalanchoe
    11 senecio rowleyanus
    12 sansevieria
    14 alocasia (edible)
    16 begonia
    20 ficus
    24 agave
     
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  3. edleigh7

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    14 Caladium
    21 Anthurium or Philodendron
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    #2 is Phoenix (dactilifera?)

    #5 might be a Furcraea

    #6 is Yucca possibly Y aloifolia

    #7 is Papaya

    #10 is Musa

    #13 might be Jubaea or (Jubaeopsis caffra?)

    #19 is Pedilanthus I think (tithymaloides 'Variegata' (?)

    #20 is Mango I believe

    #24 is probably a Bromeliad, (Ananus comosus?)
     
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  5. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Jeez, guys, maybe I should have made it harder....

    Here's the update, you can see what you missed and what I consider to be incomplete answers. I'll give you the papaya because everything else that used to be in that genus got moved to Vasconcella.

    For the Phoenix, I'm looking for a specific species
    Also, species for 19
    Equally so for Bromeliad #24
    and Ed, you need to pick one for 21. It is one of those.... Think a bit about the petioles and it will become obvious...

    Salt - you're really close on 13, but no cigar
    Joclyn - you're really close on 8, but no cigar either.
     

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    21 hairy petioles would make it a Philodendron then I suppose
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    yessiree ed.
     
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    2 Phoenix canariensis?
    13 Butia capitata?
    15 Impatiens sodenii?
     
  9. Michael F

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    4. Platycladus orientalis.
    22. Araucaria angustifolia. Edible seeds.
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Ones you got:

    2 is a Canary Island Date
    4 is Platycladus orientalis
    15 is Impatiens; I didn't know about species but it looks like you're right there as well
    22 is a Parana Pine (bad common name, I know, but tasty seeds!)

    13 isn't Butia; Saltcedar was closer. This one is an Ecuadorian endemic.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    updated reply
     
  12. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Here's the updated stumper....

    If anybody wants hints, let me know. Some of these are, while not obscure, difficult to tell from the bit I've given you.
     

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    15 is definitively Impatiens sodenii from E Africa, but cultivated and sometime naturalized in other warm regions
     
  14. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Well, some plants (6; 8; 9; 13;17; 18; 23) are still not ID-ed... :(
    So LORAAX pleeeasee give us some hints!!!
    Or at least some wholer pics... :)
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, Lila, you're going to have to wait for some of the hints, but here are a few to get you started.

    Presenting: Hints for numbers 9, 13, 18, and 23. Hints to follow for the remainder once you've gotten these four.
     

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    #9 A species of Cereus...perhaps peruvians?

    gb
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Close, but no cigar. Think bigger on the flowers.
     
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    Trichocereus pachanoi? The "San Pedro Cactus"? I think it lives in your neck of the woods. BIG flowers, big plant.

    gb
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    No spines on T. pachanoi. And the sepals on it are pure white with no red tinge. You're snuffling around the right area though. It's a food plant.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Thanks for the pics! :)

    9. pitahaya? (Selenicereus)
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    23. Neoregelia sp. ?
     
  22. lorax

    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    yup and yup! Any thoughts on the middle two?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    It's not easy to find a palmtree here... so I'm unfortunately very bad at palm ID... :(
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    You ought to be able to get the other one, though. Its genus also grows in Hungary.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Really??! Hm... I still don't know what could it be... :(((
     

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