Small white flowers.

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Costa Rica...in the grounds of the hotel ..Monteverde.
    Help with id please.
    Thank you.

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    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    Reminds me of the way Sideroxylon flowers cluster. Or perhaps a Chrysophyllum.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Many thanks for your suggestions teague.
    I have had a look at both but am unable to find a match.
    I think the hunt goes on.
     
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    teague Active Member 10 Years

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    I am being told it is Casearia (Salicaceae). Not a lot of photos online unfortunately.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Thank you teague for this suggestion.

    Trouble is my plant has just 5 stamen..(5 petals)..see close up below.

    All the Casearia flowers on line have multiple stamens.

    casearia flowers - Google Search:

    Sorry I think the search goes on.

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Update......Latest.....Hot of the forum!
    On another forum I have just been told by GreenTara18".. from Russia, Moscow that it is Acnistus arborescens.
    It looks a perfect match...and is found in Costa Rica.

    Acnistus arborescens - Wikipedia

    Quote......Acnistus arborescens is a species of flowering plant – the single species in the monotypic genus Acnistus, belonging to the Nightshade family Solanaceae. Common names include gallinero ( = 'henhouse' ), mata-gallina ( = 'chicken-killer' ), fruta-de-sabiá ( = 'thrush-fruit' ), hollowheart, wild tobacco, siyou, bastard sirio, galán arbóreo, tabaco de monte ( = 'mountain tobacco' ), nigüito, marieneira, güitite, and tabak djab ( = 'devil's tobacco' )"

    Acnistus arborescens (Solanaceae) image 2054 at PlantSystematics.org

    I am happy to have it solved!
     
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    Quite the pull on that one, congrats to it being solved and the solver.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Darn, I was looking at Solanaceae, but didn't come up with that one.
     
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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I am thrilled that you were trying to id this for me.
    Much appreciated.
    I have the feeling that GreenTara18".. from Russia, Moscow is another Lila, or Tyrlych or Ron.
    I never even thought of Solanaceae.....Duh!
    Still learning!
    Just wish I could remember the names..remember what plants look like and often exactly where I have seen them...but names...err no chance.

    Please can you try the 5 red berries.
    That is bugging me.
    Cheers
    S.S.
     
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