Plant ID forum: Brazilian green-flowered shrub from the rainforest..

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Feb 15, 2015 4:12 AM CST
It surprised me that my attention got drawn on that big shrub by the river as the flowers were as green as the foliage, but they were big and bell-shaped, I think around 10cm.
I thought maybe in the Solanaceae family but couldn't find a match so far..
Funny is that while I was focusing on one of the flowers and at the exact moment I pressed the shutter, a hummingbird came feeding on it, that was luck! Hilarious!

Ants seemed to be fond of it too..
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Everything about the plant reminds me of Iochroma australe which I once had Myriam, so Solanaceae seems most likely. The flowers look like a cross between Brugmansia and Cobaea! Hilarious!

I'm looking .. seem to have lost the tropical plants site I once used.

Solandra looks similar ..

http://ceb.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solandra

http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustrati...

Look at fig. 43 on this pdf .. although I can't work out if there's an example given!

http://www.anatomiavegetal.ib.ufu.br/pdf-recursos-didaticos/...

The google link to the pdf offered a translation, there's no diagrams although the pages and figure no.'s are given.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=pt&u=http:/...

I picked out an example of Bignoniaceae after #45 but that looks less likely.










Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2015 9:38 AM CST
I went backwards on the plantillustrations site, found Markea viridiflora or Solandra viridiflora ..

http://plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illustrati...

I couldn't get the Brazil site to check, so googled and found a name in a link, Dyssochroma viridiflora ..

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Markea+viridiflora+brasil&...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Dyssochroma+viridiflora&so...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2015 9:49 AM CST
https://www.flickr.com/search/?q=Dyssochroma+viridiflora

http://www.academia.edu/1622448/Poliniza%C3%A7%C3%A3o_e_disp...
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2015 10:01 AM CST
Dyssochroma viridiflora appears to be the same plant as Markea viridiflora, although the plantlist says they are both accepted names, the reference to 'Ducke' is given.

http://www.solanaceasnobrasil.com/ilustracaohistorica.pdf

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-50070792

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/tro-29607485
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
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bonitin
Feb 15, 2015 11:00 AM CST
Hurray! Thank You!
I feel that Dyssochroma viridiflora is THE one Janet! You are unbeatable! nodding
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
Charter ATP Member Organic Gardener Garden Photography Bee Lover Dragonflies Cat Lover
Butterflies Birds Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Spiders!
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JRsbugs
Feb 15, 2015 11:26 AM CST
nodding

Thanks for the acorns. Hilarious!

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