Please ID this plant for me

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by Sigtris, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. Sigtris

    Sigtris Active Member

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    I bought this plant years ago, I knew its name unfortunately I do not remember it,
    three pictures attached.
    Sorry for bad position of the pictures, for some strange reason they are sideways.
    Anticipated thanks
     

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    Could it be a Dracaena or Cordyline?

    The stem growth reminds me a lot of Cordyline...

    Has it flowered yet Alfonso?

    Ed
     
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    I am 99% sure that is not a Cordyline and 100% that is not Dracaena, because it is not in my fat Dracaena book.
    I have never seen flowers on it.
    Thank you
     
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    Oh well, back to the drawing board then...

    Ed
     
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    One minute ago I sent you a "test" mail.
     
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    To my home address??

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like a ti plant.
     
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    Thats what I reckon too Ron, Cordyline, mainly because of the growth of the stem...

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    The only email I have from you.
     
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    I think my three pictures are not good enough to be ID, so tomorrow I will tray to
    take better photos and also measure leaves, in other words give you more detail
    so you can kindly help to identify it.
    Thank you
     
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    Alfonso, I now think it is Dracaena thalioides, what do you think?
    I just seen it in a nursery, by accident.

    Ed
     
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    I feel it is Pleomele thaliodes.
     
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    So Nandan, are you saying ALL Dracaenas are now Pleomele?
    Or just some?

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    Dracaena Vandelli ex Linnaeus 1767
    Pleomele R. A. Salisbury 1796
    All Pleomele may be Dracaena, but all Dracaena can not be Pleomele.
     
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    Thanks David, now I've learned more
     
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    Me too...

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    Pictorial cyclopedia of Exotic Plants "Exotica" Series 3, 10th. edition shows the plant as Pleomele thaliodes.
     
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    I can't speak for other Dracaenas that were under the Pleomele name, but I believe
    this particular one has been moved from Plemomele to Dracaena since publishing in
    Exotica. I'm not 100% sure of that, but I think that's the case. So if one wants to be
    completely accurate, you might do some research, perhaps at TROPICOS.

    Isn't it odd that these plants are very close to Sansevieria, a completely different-looking genus? My D. reflexa has produced Sansevieria-like flowers, and seeds that
    are indistinguishable from Sansevieria.

    Russ
    central Fla
     
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    Pleomele thaliodes is not a recognized scientific name on either TROPICOS (Missouri Botanical Garden) or the International Plant Names Index (IPNI). It would appear from TROPICOS Pleomele has been absorbed into the genus Dracaena.
     

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