Plant ID forum: Pretty Brazilian wildflower.

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 10, 2014 12:54 PM CST
I found it growing along the road by a bus stop, in a rainforest area of Paraty, Brazil. The plant was about 60cm tall (flower stalks included). Maybe someone has a clue? Smiling




Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 10, 2014 1:26 PM CST
It looks like a Brillantaisia....possibly Brillantaisia lamium?
I've only grown Brillantaisia subulugurica and it looks similar to your photo but lacks the hairy petioles.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 10, 2014 2:12 PM CST
It does look like some type of Brilantaisia: http://keyserver.lucidcentral.org/weeds/data/03030800-0b07-4...
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 10, 2014 2:12 PM CST
Definitely a Brillantaisia sp., thanks Danita, that is already a great help, with that I can do a further search! Thumbs up
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 10, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Cross-posted Lin, thanks for the link!
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 10, 2014 2:24 PM CST
'Flora do Brasil' doesn't record any of the Brillantaisia sps. but as it is native to tropical Africa it could well have been 'imported' seen the history of the country..
I'll look further into it tomorrow..
Name: Danita
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Danita
Apr 10, 2014 2:33 PM CST
I saw some mentions of Brillantaisia lamium being a weed is some places but didn't research it further.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 10, 2014 2:59 PM CST
Brillantaisia lamium does look correct! Great job Danita.

http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxonimage/id181981/

http://www.weeds.org.au/cgi-bin/weedident.cgi?tpl=plant.tpl&...

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-2683367

http://aoki2.si.gunma-u.ac.jp/BotanicalGarden/HTMLs/Brillant...

The only thing I would question is on the weeds.org site where it states "Distinguished by absence of spines". I'm wondering what they mean by spines, on the stems, leaves?

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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 10, 2014 3:29 PM CST
I found "Brillantaisia palisatii" from the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, but they have spelt it wrong, it should be Brillantaisia palisotii and that is a synonym of Brillantaisia lamium.

http://www.redetec.org.br/inventabrasil/brilla.htm

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/search?q=Brillantaisia+pa...

Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 10, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Brillantaisia lamium it will be! Hurray! Thank you Danita, Lin and Janet.
So it has healing properties, interesting how you found that link Janet! Thumbs up

Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 11, 2014 3:37 AM CST
Putting the word 'Brazil' in a search has it's uses Myriam! Thumbs up
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 11, 2014 9:31 AM CST
I do that Janet, most of the time. Green Grin!

I must tell you that the site 'Flora de Catarina' is great I'm sure you gave me that link somewhere but cannot find the thread back.. Rolling my eyes. They have often photos of all parts of the plants, I have already been able to id a lot! Hurray!
It is now on the top list of my favorites!
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Apr 11, 2014 10:40 AM CST
There's also a link to Flora SBS on the Flora de Catarina site Myriam, I hadn't looked around the site before but now having done so I agree it's very good!

Some of the sites I find seem to be impossible to go to a 'home' page, the one showing the nettles is a site I once had (from the last time!) and I found the site from the web address, but whichever link you click on it takes you to a search box only!

http://www.ufrgs.br/fitoecologia/florars/open_sp.php?img=502...

http://www.ufrgs.br/fitoecologia/florars/
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Apr 12, 2014 5:26 AM CST
Thanks for the links Janet! Smiling
I also don't manage to go to the homepage in the first one..

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