Venezuelan plants

Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by dion, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. dion

    dion Active Member

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    Hello

    Some more exotic plants from the Venezuelan cloud forest, if someone can think of a genus or family?

    No. 2789 produces these characteristic shiny berries which open up into a star as they mature and fall - a Ficus perhaps?

    Togata57 many thanks for the orchid id!

    Thanks!
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    constantgardener Active Member 10 Years

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    #5 looks like a crassula, reminds me of some like 'buddha's temple' because of the closely stacked leaves. That's just a guess. What a stunner! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    2789 is a Duco Macho, if I recall correctly, that's Clusia spp. Which one, I really couldn't tell you; there are hundreds down here.

    0067 looks very familiar, and I can tell you by looking at it that it's pollinated by bats. In Ecuador, we have purple ones. It's a vine, no?

    #4 is commonly called Lengua de Vaca; I think something in Centropogon or Siphocampylus perhaps?

    Do you have any more detail on 0050? It's familiar but a lot of cloud forest plants produce that type of flower.
     
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    Thank you Lorax The two photos were taken by a friend following behind in the trek, I will ask and come back
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Number five, I think I may have found. Try Chuquiragua spp
     
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    Lorax, there is something in the arrangements of the leaves on the stems which is different I think between the specimen in my photo and the genus you mention,- I saw some photos- Unfortunately there is no inflorescense to make a better comparison. But we may be close!
     
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    The other one that struck me as similar was Lasiocephalus but the leaves there don't seem quite right either....

    Or perhaps Loricaria?
     

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