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What is this for a something, cont.
#92288 December 18th, 2006 at 11:05 PM
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#92289 December 19th, 2006 at 09:01 AM
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Hi saintlorilea, wavey
When I looked at the photo of your plant, my first impression was that it was a Plumeria, although the vertical ridges on the stem are something that I've never seen before.
I took the liberty of showing your photo to a friend of mine,
she knows a LOT more than I do about Plumerias
and she felt the same as I did, that it looks like a Plumie,
but neither of us understands those vertical ridges. Duh

Have you ever seen this plant flower?

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#92290 December 19th, 2006 at 10:41 AM
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I sorta agree...
Can we see the end of the growing tip of the plant..
I think for me, that would be helpful to make a
complete ident..

Also, maybe also a closer look at the leaves for zuzu!!!

(I have one, for the veryyyyy first time in my entire life, mine's going dormant for the winter as I type)

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#92291 December 19th, 2006 at 04:08 PM
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Thanks for quick responses! I will try to post a close-up of the growing tip. The "flowers" are clusters of 2-4 tiny brown husks from which stamen plumes emerge from the base of the leaves. What happens next is fascinating: fertilized pistils extend and at the tip of each is a triad capsule. Each capsule contains a round, hard seed (approx 3mm in diameter). When these are ripe, they "shoot" in all directions. I find new plants growing lustily in virtually every other plant pot in the room and vacuuming the floor sounds like a distant gun battle.

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#92292 December 19th, 2006 at 06:02 PM
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Hi saintlorilea,

Wow, could you save some seeds for me? It sounds like a very interesting plant!!!
If you like i could sent you my seedlist and you can choose seeds you like!

All the best,
Paulien wavey

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#92293 December 19th, 2006 at 11:54 PM
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Originally posted by saintlorilea:
The "flowers" are clusters of 2-4 tiny brown husks from which stamen plumes emerge from the base of the leaves. What happens next is fascinating . . .
Hmmm, well I'm at a loss,
that certainly does not sound like any Plumeria that I'm familiar with. laugh
I'm very intrigued, "fascinating" definitely seems like the right word for it.
I hope that someone recognizes this cool plant, I'll keep trying to find out, too.

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#92294 December 21st, 2006 at 01:47 PM
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It could be a "euphorbia" You can try looking up "zimmerpflanzen euphorbia leuconeura" maybe you will reconise it better than me.
Nice plant!


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#92295 December 21st, 2006 at 02:12 PM
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it IS a nice plant - whatever it is!!

i'd be interested in seeds, too!!

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#92296 December 23rd, 2006 at 11:19 PM
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Easy to figure out if it's a euphorb. Prick it with a pin and if it bleeds white, it is.

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#92297 December 24th, 2006 at 03:59 AM
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Saintlorilea, I've send you a pm, i think you didn't read it yet.

Happy holidays!!!! wavey

Paulien

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#92298 January 3rd, 2007 at 08:36 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by DowntoEarth:
[QB] It could be a "euphorbia" You can try looking up "zimmerpflanzen euphorbia leuconeura" maybe you will reconise it better than me.
Nice plant!

I just Googled Euphorbia leuconeura and it looks like we have "BINGO!!" - thanks to everyone for comments and suggestions.
- Saintlorilea


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