Not easy...

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Lila Pereszke, Sep 27, 2008.

  1. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Yes, this is really a plant shadow... Species, or at least genus ID please!!! :)

    (Quiz-Photo: András Mészáros)
     

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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    Cleistocactus in the afternoon?

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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No... :) (It's a native species here!)
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Verbascum?
     
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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    An itinerant saguaro.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No, smaller... and these shadows are it's leaves... :)
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Nooo! :) This shadow is a native and protected species here! (+ the whole genus is protected, all 3 species!)
     
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    Struggling to get any sort of scale on this pic! Galanthus praps?
     
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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    Lila, a truly excellent stumper!

    Going from one extreme to the other....

    Cleistocactus ----> Drosera anglica !!

    I still see the shadow of fuzzy hairs along the edges...perhaps it is my ageing eyes!

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    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Euphorbia.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No, not a bulbous plant... and this "shadow" grows in sunny and very dry places... not in forests... :)
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Fuzzy hair OK, but not Drosera... (this "shadow" likes DRY places!) But good idea, looks really a bit similar!

    (Unfortunately we have just Drosera rotundifolia here, D. anglica is an extinct species here since 1950. ... :(
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No... Euphorbia isn't a protected genus here, and we have more than 20 Euphorbia species, not only 3 ... :)
     
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    Third guess....

    A plant I have never seen, with a basal rosette of very hairy leaves, growing in rocky places....Onosma visianii ?

    Ciao
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    WOW, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! :)

    It's really an Onosma visianii! Hm... looks like this "Not easy" stumper was a "Too easy" stumper for you!!! :)))

    (The other 2 species here are: O. arenaria, and O. tornensis, but O. visianii is the "prickliest"...)
     

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    bjo Active Member 10 Years

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    Lila,

    Fantastic looking plant, the genus Onosma does not make it this far west to Portugal.

    Thanks for the challenge.
    It was just a lucky guess on my part as you can see from my previous two suggestions!

    Ciao
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    bjo---you rule!
     

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