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#1 enricosavazzi

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 18:09

I lost the labels of this potted plant, which I received as a present. I have no idea about species and genus, so I cannot make a formal post.
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In the first picture, note the fully developed flower on the right, the flower bud on the left, and on a leaf under the flower bud the desiccated remains of an earlier flower stalk (yes, it shrinks this much after falling and drying).

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Edit: added pictures with Baader UVIR cut and Baader U, for comparison.

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Edited by enricosavazzi, 22 November 2016 - 19:35.

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 11:47

Interesting flower ... just would like to know its name, but is unknown to me as well. It's apparently a dicot that's all I can say for now.

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 17:40

I think I found it, Ceropegia sandersoni (Apocynaceae)

https://en.wikipedia...gia_sandersonii
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#4 nfoto

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 20:39

Well, at least the genus. However there are nearly 200 known species ...

The name "parachute plant" seems particularly apt, though.

#5 enricosavazzi

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Posted 24 November 2016 - 20:55

Some interesting information here (albeit not fulltext): http://www.cell.com/...(16)30879-X.pdf

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 18:18

What an unusual plant! Thanks for the interesting post and links.
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