Red And Hairy!

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Silver surfer, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Genus and species please. Maybe too easy, so no clues for now.
     

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    Not easy for me!! Nepenthes??????

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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Sorry Ed, not Nepenthes.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Solanum Sp.?
     
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    Sorry saltcedar.Not Solanum either.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Darn, I was sure it was a Solanum too. Well is it Solanaceae or is that the wrong track?
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Hmmmmm!This was meant to be easy!It's not as easy as I expected.I'm only an amateur and you experts have me working hard!My first reaction was to say no way,however on doing my homework ,I now know that they are both in the division of Magnoliophta,and in the same class of Magnoliopsida,but that's as far as it goes.Does that clarify it for you Eric?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like a Rubus to me.
     
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    Sorry Ron,not Rubus.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    How about Rhus aromatica or R. trilobata
     
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    Sorry Eric,not Rhus aromatica or R.trilobata.Not even in Anacardiaceae!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmm . . . so we know it is in the Magnoliopsida . . that's useful, it narrows it down to about 200,000 species . . . ;-)

    I'm pretty much guessing in the dark, but how about a species of Ribes?
     
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    Sorry Michael,nor Ribes.Praps time for a clue......
    It's flowers are precocious.
     
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    Alright clue 2.This shrub is not a climber,however ,many in the genus are climbers.
     
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    Fragaria ?
     
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    Sorry chimera.It is not Fragaria.In this genus only one is mentioned as edible,most are said to be poisonous,or inedible at best!
     
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    A Lonicera species?
     
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    Yes Michael .It is a Lonicera.Do you want to go for gold and identify the species?
     
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    L. setifera?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A google search for lonicera bristly berries turns up Lonicera pyrenaica - is that it?

    Can see now why you posted the berry cropped in the top right corner, because the paired berries that a lot of Lonicera have, might have been a bit of a give-away?
     
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    Congratulations David. It is Lonicera setifera.
    Michael is spot on about the trimming of the photo, paired berries would have been a dead giveaway!
    Setifera is Latin for bristle/stiff hair. Books describe the ovary as glandular and bristly.Twigs,leaves,and flowers all have bristles. The dainty Daphne like pink flowers are quite unlike other common honeysuckles.
    Flowering on bare stems in the depth of winter they always lift my spirits.
     

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