More Meliosma, and Sorbaria

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I never even heard of Meliosma, and now it's all over the place, in the garden anyway. I'm not sure I'd recognize it out on the street. Posted so far have been
    Meliosma cuneifolia
    Meliosma veitchiorum (first photos in the thread)

    Today we saw Meliosma oldhamii var. oldhamii
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    and Meliosma pinnata var. oldhamii (I can't tell if GRIN is saying this the same thing as the previous one, as GRIN says for M. oldhamii: "Meliosma pinnata (Roxb.) Maxim. subsp. barbulata (Cufod.) Beusekom var. oldhamii (Miq.) Beusekom"). This one is near the entrance walkway; a lot of the flowers seemed to be hidden amongst the leaves. 20120725_UBCBG_MeliosmaPinnataVarOldhamii_Cutler_P1280162.jpg 20120725_UBCBG_MeliosmaPinnataVarOldhamii_Cutler_P1280163.jpg 20120725_UBCBG_MeliosmaPinnataVarOldhamii_Cutler_P1280164.jpg 20120725_UBCBG_MeliosmaPinnataVarOldhamii_Cutler_P1280160.jpg
    Ron B mentioned in one of the previous postings that the inflorescences of Sorbaria have a similar appearance. This Sorbaria tomentosa is in bloom now as well.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Research Technician Beryl Zhuang pointed out another Meliosma veitchiorum to us today, just visible near the fence east of the south entrance to the moongate. Lots of fruits on this one.
     

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    The fruits on the Meliosma veitchiorum at the fence above the moon gate have coloured up nicely now and are very visible.
     

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