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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Silver surfer, Aug 17, 2008.
What is the genus and species of this plant please?
OK..never one to be afraid of being wrong in public...I'll bite.
Cotoneaster - species? No idea - there are lots of them.
I was getting worried that no one was going to have a go! Thank you for trying glass brain, but no, it is not Cotoneaster.
Is it some sort of Vaccinium?
Not seen speckled berries before. Is that normal or has it a virus?
My guess - Gaultheria miqueliana or related ??
Hi Luke, sorry, it is not a Vaccinium. To the best of my knowledge the plant does not have a virus. Other pics on the net look just like ours.
So very sorry that the weather is so very wet this week for Westonbirts Festival of the Wood.
Sorry BrianO , thank you for having a guess, but no it is not Gaultheria miqueliana, or any other Gaultheria.
I am suspicious that you have cropped the photo so we cannot see the leaves or habit...too much of a clue ? Also a suggestion perhaps in the question that it comes from quite a large common genus?
Second guess, a fruit that I have never seen...Elaeagnus umbellata..
If not...I admit defeat ....or await a really really good clue !!
Yes, the photo has been cropped to hide the leaves.
Yes, it does come from a large common genus.
However,it is not an Elaeagnus. Sorry Brian!
Yes, to Caprifoliaceae.
No, to Lonicera. Sorry Lila.
Now that we have the family . . . Symphoricarpos of some sort?
Sorry Michael, not Symphoricarpos.
Rapidly running out of berry-producing Caprifoliaceae!
Or is it in one of the genera now transferred to Adoxaceae or Linnaeaceae?
I double checked with your link, namely the Kew site. See...
Yes, it is still in Caprifoliaceae!
No, it is not Leycesteria. Sorry Michael.
Sorry, that link is from Brummitt's 1992 Vascular Plant Families and Genera, before the genus transfers were made in 2001 ;-)
Viburnum opulus - The Guelder Rose?
Oops...Sorry my Botany is old. That's moved - I may live long enough to see it moved back of course.
Yuhuhu! So it's really in the Caprifoliaceae!!! :)
(And not a Buxus with hot-glued plastic berries... :)))
Right! First of all I have to grovel to you all!!! On clicking to the link above that Michael provided, I had 6 options listed. I confess I did not read each one, instead opting for a name I knew " KEW". Today, after Michael said it was a 1992 list, I went back and checked ......USDA Germplasm Resources Information Networks (GRIN)
This places my berries in ADOXACEAE. "Also sometimes placed in CAPRIFOLIACEAE" Quote!!!!! The new RHS Plantfinder 2008-2009 still lists it as Caprifoliaceae.
Confused @ Machen.!!!!!
So Folks take your pick. I will now go back to your new suggestions.
glass brain, No it is not Viburnum opulus. However you are very warm.
Lila, I can guarantee they are not hot glued on to Buxus!
Please see post above to "Clarify ". Joke lol. Thought a new pic might help!
So a species of Viburnum . . .
Yes, it is a Viburnum. Now....which one is it?
First clue. This Viburnum was discovered in Formosa, now Taiwan, before 1930