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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Daniel Mosquin, Mar 22, 2006.
from Santa Barbara
looks like pear (Pyrus) foliage to me
Presumably Daniel meant "poplar".
And David gets it right away - not a very good stumper. Bah!
Or a darned good ID'er. He nailed that very unusual plant I posted so quick I decided to look in on his track record here. Man of few words, but deadly accurate with the ones he does use..... a "nomenclature ninja" of sorts..... ;-)
Brachychiton is not so unusual down here.
But I'm sure the same cannot be said of the Balanophora spp. we posted. That was found deep within a cave in Malaysia. So, you don't give yourself enough credit my good man.
Btw. I have been in contact with the individual since. He says he has gone through the rest of his photos and found what is likely a runner (root) from a tree above the cave. In any case, a remarkable find and ID. I would still like to have an expert look at the pics to give us a positive ID. It looks like B. lowii, but the "stamen" structures are far fewer on the type species given. I'm still holding out a glimmer of hope for a new species.
It's probably just the exotic location and conditions of the find have me thinking this way, but hey..... ;-)