Wildflowers forum: Dogbane Family ( including Milkweed Family) - Apocynaceae Family

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Justin
Jul 30, 2012 11:46 PM CST
I opened this topic for anyone who wants to put here pictures of plants in the family Apocynaceae.
I have included here Milkweed Family, because recent Family Asclepiadaceae (Milkweed Family) was included as a subfamily in Family Apocynaceae (Dogbane Family)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocynaceae

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepiadoideae

Reason to open the topic for the whole family was in the idea that the presentation of various species in the family can be useful in becoming familiar with plants in a given family. Therefore it might be useful for someone when trying to identify a plant. If he manages to identify the plant family, I think it simplifies further identification.

In addition if we have a picture of a plant family that I knew, but still not yet the ID, it can be shown in the topic dedicated to that family.

Here

http://itp.lucidcentral.org/id/cutflowers/key/cut_flower_exp...

useful information about Milkweed and (further down the page) an interesting diagram of the flower which I think is easy to identify the former Milkweed Family.

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Recently I found two plants, that I supose to be Asclepias oenotheroides (Milkweed Zizotes) - native to U.S.

Location: Victoria, Victoria Co, Tx

Date: 2012-07(July)-27





height: about 1 foot

Date: 2012-07(July)-29 (pictures of the same plants)

Thumb of 2012-07-31/Justin/aebd99

Thumb of 2012-07-31/Justin/d348be


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Justin
Aug 3, 2012 10:24 PM CST
16 May 2011, Corpus Christi, Tx

Funastrum cynanchoides (synonym Sarcostemma cynanchoides)


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Aug 20, 2012 7:23 PM CST

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LindaTX8
Aug 22, 2012 8:26 PM CST
I've got that plant. It hasn't flowered yet, however. A bit invasive...the plant really wants to take over.
Justin said:16 May 2011, Corpus Christi, Tx

Funastrum cynanchoides (synonym Sarcostemma cynanchoides)




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Justin
Sep 6, 2012 7:46 AM CST
Cinda thanks for yours pictures.
In your first picture, it is a fruit. This type of fruit is called follicle

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Follicle_%28fruit%29

When follicle will be ripe, it will open, and the seed will be spread by wind. Each seed have a silky fillament called pappus.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pappus_%28flower_structure%29

Linda if you have occasion maybe you can take some pictures.

I think that the plant can look nice growing on a fence.
Justin
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Justin
Sep 6, 2012 9:23 AM CST
I have some old photos that I think I photographed fruit of some milkweed vine plants.

Beeville, Bee co, Tx - 2010 October 18,

This can be fruit of Funastrum cynanchoides (synonym Sarcostemma cynanchoides), but I'm not sure. My attention was focalized on insect.

Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/d9a057 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/da51dc Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/7deb3e

Insect is Oncopeltus sexmaculatus (Six-spotted Milkweed Bug)


Beeville, Bee co, Tx - 2010 November 28, Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/ae4d09 Thumb of 2012-09-06/Justin/533886

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