Appreciation: Plants from Bloedel Conservatory, December 27

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by Nadia White Rock, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    There are some plants we couldn't identify browsing Internet

    1.Flowers look like colored leaves or maybe they are leaves
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    2.Question is about small plant with red top on the left, is it cactus, is it in bloom or with fruit.
    Echinocereus grandiflora.jpg

    3.My Internet search gave me that result Dracaena surculosa,gold-dust dracaena. It doesn't look like dracoena
    Dracaena surculosa cvv. (gold-dust dracaena.jpg
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    1 looks Aphelandra-ish. ? Acanthaceae.

    2 looks like one of those 'grafted cacti'. Now, as to which sp is grafted to which...am sure one of our cacti/succulent-conversant members will give you more and better info.

    3---no, it doesn't, does it?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    I can't tell if Dracaena surculosa is the same as Dracaena godseffiana, which I see in an old houseplant book. On the internet, they both seem to show a cultivar name of 'Florida Beauty' and a common name of Gold Dust Dracaena. It's funny that the stiff leaves at the bottom of your photo seem to look more like the photos shown under the D. godseffiana name. I think the plant at the top of photo number 3 looks like Dieffenbachia.
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Taxonomy is a wonderful thing.

    Look under 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants', thread begun by ltlarry on Dec. 25, entitled '2 new houseplant gifts'. If Junglekeeper says surculosa var surculosa, I say OK!

    Yep, I had a Gold Dust dracaena for years...before I realized that it was a Dracaena and NOT a croton. (D'oh!)
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Oh my gosh, three days ago. If people don't put their photos in the thread, I don't bother to look unless it's a forum I moderate and no-one has replied yet with something that confirms it's a legitimate photo. Thanks for noticing that!

    This is the thread: 2 new houseplant gifts
     
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  6. Nadia White Rock

    Nadia White Rock Well-Known Member

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    1. I googled Aphelandra, doesn't look the same. This is very small almost groundcover plant. Can you show me a link where Aphelandra looks more similar to this flower

    2.OK

    3. Sp. is not important if Genus: Dracaena is right!

    Thank you
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    What about the first photo at the bottom of this Missouri Botanical Garden page? Or this at Flores Musacco? The fourth photo on this images page?

    This Field Museum page at least shows several different species, though not A. squarrosa, the one with the common name Zebra Plant.

    [Edited]Added one: Plant Illustrations page. I'm assuming that ones with a name other than Aphelandra are synonyms.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Justicia scheidweileri AKA Porphyrocoma lanceolata?
     
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    That looks very convincing. I don't think I will ever learn to recognize any Justicia, and they all look so different from each other (to me).
     
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    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    Well, good to know I was at least in the right family.
     

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