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Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Gomero, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    I'll try one.
    First clue: it is not a maple! ;o)))

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'll try a red-'flowered' (bracted) cultivar of Euphorbia esula.
     
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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    OK for the Family, but not the rest.

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Michael,

    It is not a cultivar. It is a species found in Nature.

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    Is it Euphorbia loricata Lam???

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    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    No, sorry.

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    Euphorbia griffithii?
     
  8. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Not this one either.

    Second clue: read my pseudo

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    A species in the family Euphorbiaceae, native to Gomero in the Canary Islands.

    Gomero is one of those places I've seen but never been to . . .
     
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    David in L A Active Member 10 Years

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    E. bravoana
     
  11. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Not sure if it can be - Gomero's comment "OK for the Family, but not the rest" suggests it is in the family Euphorbiaceae, but not in the genus Euphorbia. Gomero: is that right?
     
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    E.lambii?
     
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    euphorbia atropurpurea
     
  14. Gomero

    Gomero Well-Known Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    Pierrot got it right.
    Levilyla, E. lambii comes from La Gomera OK but it has yellow-green flowers.
    Michael, the family contains basically one genus. I was maybe misleading with my comment.

    In fact E. atropurpurea is native only to the island of Tenerife and not in la Gomera. However the clue Gomera should have led you to the Canary Islands flora. Eurphorbia atropurpurea, in its native habitat, can reach 2 meters. The unusual red flowers appear at the end of Winter, followed by purple fruits.
    The picture was taken in March 2007 in my garden which is in zone 8. The plant is in a pot and goes into the greenhouse when the temperature drops below freezing.

    The Spanish common name is 'Tabaiba roja'.

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