Thank you so much for those of you who have helped in identifying the flowers
. I'm really glad to have identified a portion of the flowers
Picture 2: Most probably not Carnation, due to its size: about two centimetres. But from pictures of Portulaca I viewed on the Net, it could be it, or a related species. Their leaves look almost the same (succulent
and leathery). However, unlike Portulaca, this has more petals (very soft to the touch - I love it!). I replaced the photo with one which is more zoomed out.
Picture 3: This is actually one of my favourite flowers
. I saw it in the woods during one of my trekkings a few weeks back. It is too bad however that its species is still unclear. It looks a lot like St. John's Wort. But I see some difference in the flower
buds and leaves. Could they be related? Someone suggested that it as Cratoxylum sp. But, probably not. Hm.. I'm not sure.
Picture 6: No, it doesn't have spotted green leaves.
Picture 7: Nope, not yellow Datura. (Thanks for the compliment, kennyso!) Not Trumpet Vine either. I can't find pictures of Chalise Cup at Google.
Picture 9: I searched 'Peace lily
' on Wikipedia, and yes, it resembles a lot. The genus is Spathiphyllum. However, today, I went to the bookstore and saw the scientific name to be Spathiphyllopsis minahasse. Hm.. Close.. but why the difference? When I Googled 'Spathiphyllopsis Minahasse', the results were mostly related to an artist named Van Nooten.flower
10: I'm still not sure what it is, but I don't think so it is Japanese Magnolia. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I've provided another photo of the flower
from a slightly different angle (picture 15) to have a better view of the leaves. It is however not the same flower
in 10, (a different bloom - taken 2 weeks later). Notice that this one has 7 petals, as opposed to the prior one - only 6. I wonder what caused it.
Picture 14: Yes, I think it is Adenium obesum. But, what's the difference in floral appearance between Adenium obesum and Mandevilla splendens? How do we differentiate?