Something... but not red, and not berry... :)

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Lila Pereszke, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Lila Pereszke

    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    "The Red Berry Test" was unfortunately laughably easy for the great UBC contributors... :( But here is a new stumper!!! I hope this one will be more difficult... mu-ha-ha-ha! :) Or not... :(
    (Photo by András Mészáros...:)
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A leaf stem gall caused by Pemphigus sp.?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Nooo... it's a normal, beautiful, healthy plant...
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Is it the flower bud from a bulbous plant?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No. It's not a bulbous plant... :)
     
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    Is that a secretion from the plant, or is the wet gleam from rain, etc. ?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... no, the "secretion" is not from the plant... :)
     
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    Leaf stalk of Eichhornia crassipes?
     
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    Ralph Walton Active Member 10 Years

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    A sticky spadix from something? With flies stuck to it? Help me out here, I'm flailing.

    Ralph
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... no... but not a bad idea!!! OK, half point... :)
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No, it's not a spadix... :)
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Esteemed Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Polygonaceae?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    No...
     
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    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    The flower bud of a waterlily, taken under water.Praps????
     
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    I think it could be some sort of fruit, just starts to grow, maybe some sort of vegetable in early stage, like summer squash (Cucurbita sp.). Am I right? Kozel jarok az igazsaghoz? :)
     
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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    That's the swollen part of the petiole of Trapa natans, commonly called "water chestnut".
     
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    Weekend Gardener Active Member 10 Years

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    torokkaroly

    Your reference to "fruit" is interesting as crazyjohny, in his thread asking for help in identifying an unusual fruit he found on the shores of Lake Ontario, gave an accurate and succinct description of the unusual fruiting body of this aquatic plant, and some nice pictures.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Jé, szia! Hát, sajnos nem annyira közel... kb. mint én a Te múltkori növényedhez... :)

    Hm... no, but a great idea!!! Really... just like my brilliant "Polygonum" idea was... for your "Francoa" plant... :)))
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    YES!!! It's the "leaf-airbag" :) of Trapa natans... It's a protected plant here, but I know that in other countries it could be an invasive weed...
     

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