Plants from Myanmar

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  1. teague

    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    Hi all,

    I recently went to Myanmar and took pictures of some of the plants I saw that I didn't recognize. Hope you can help!

    Here's the first batch.
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    3 looks hibiscus-y to me.
     
  3. teague

    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    Yes, I would agree. I think the first is an Astragalus species but wasn't sure.
     
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    1- Can it be a Mucuna?
    2- Pavonia?
     
  5. thanrose

    thanrose Active Member 10 Years

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    #3 looks very much like Urena lobata which usually looks pretty much like this to me, but has variable leaves. It is in Malvaceae, as Togata suggested with "hibiscus-y." What threw me was I thought it was a native to my subtropical area of North America, but it appears to be introduced throughout the subtropics and tropics. I don't know the origin. Used for food, medicine, and cordage or fiber. (I've only played with the fibers while camping.) I like seeing the 2 meter tall herbs dotting wetland expanses with a faint mist of pink flowers sprinkled over the distance.
     
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