Pretty Little Thing

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Eric La Fountaine, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No Stumpers for a couple weeks.

    I photographed this young plant in the wild at a world heritage site. I am not sure if this will be too easy or not. Hopefully not, then I will give clues.
     

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  2. TonyR

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    I know this! But don't want to give the game away so early. Sufficient to say that the world heritage site is a little closer to me than to most of you folks.
     
  3. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Looks fernish...
     
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  5. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    No, not zammia, not a fern.

    It is native to TonyR's homeland. This plant and the strangler fig in this thread were photographed at Daintree Rainforest, which is "over one hundred and thirty-five million years old – the oldest [rainforest] in the world."

    It is misleading to use Little in the title. This is a young little plant in the image, less than 30cm tall and wide, but the stems can grow to a metre or two. (Sorry, I meant little as in a little young one.)

    This is not a flowering plant.

    Here is a photo of the other species in the genus (only two spp.) taken at the Royal Sydney Botanic Garden.
     

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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Cycad. Couldn't have done that without the hint. If not Zamia, what about Stangeria[SIZE=+0]. [/SIZE]Nope, after further research for the correct country, I must edit this post for the third time. It must be a Bowenia.
    B. spectabilis
    if smooth margins or B. serrulata.
     
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  7. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Yes Bowenia spectabilis and the other at RBG Sydney is B. serrulata. Very well done tipularia, it is a rare plant. My next clue was going to be, "Well, I guess this is a stranger to most of you."
     
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    "Too easy", Eric.
    (but not in the sense you meant.)
    The moment I placed the mouse pointer over the thumbnail to enlarge,
    my browser popped up the file name "Bowenia.jpg".
     
  9. Weekend Gardener

    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    Pedalada is right. I saw the same thing but kept quiet - thought it would be unfair for me to participate any further.

    I had fallen into the same trap before, until someone had the kind heart to clue me in privately.

    One of these days, I will post a stumper with an image file that has a file name of a different plant entirely, just to throw you guys off! That would be mean, wouldn't it?
     
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    tipularia Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    I swear I didn't see it. I have looked at filenames before, but only after the photo was clicked on to enlarge it. I thought the forum program renamed the photos automatically.
     
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    I was and am certain that you didn't see it, tipularia.
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I always give mine filenames like "quiz.jpg". There doesn't seem to be any limit to the number of times a filename can be re-used.
     
  13. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks, I grabbed an image that had already been named for another use. I did think about that on the second image from Sydney, but did not go back to look at the file name of my first image. Well, now I (we all) know not to do that on a stumper.
     
  14. yousatonmycactus

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    Sago Palm? Cycas robusta
     

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