Plant ID forum: Ground Pineapple (Thonningia sanguinea); from Uganda

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bamira
Mar 4, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Help mi, unknown flower from Uganda, (to me, the unknown).




Forest Floor, Kibale, Uganda
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 4, 2015 3:38 PM CST
If it has been identified, please tell us what it is. Very pretty and unusual plant.

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bamira
Mar 4, 2015 4:16 PM CST
I don't know this plant, Shrug!
Name: Larry
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Seedfork
Mar 4, 2015 5:47 PM CST
bamira,
the plant was marked "identified" but I don't think it has been, maybe you marked it by mistake?
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Mar 4, 2015 7:25 PM CST
So far I've found this:

http://www.bgci.org/plant_search.php

A database that is supposed to contain the native plants of Uganda.

I'm trying things such as subterranean flowering plants, but no matches yet.
A challenging task, as I'm not sure what Family of Plants that it is a member of yet.

Way cool!
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Mar 4, 2015 7:32 PM CST
Protea decurrens maybe?
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bamira
Mar 4, 2015 7:47 PM CST
Here is a picture of this plant, but the page is not working well Shrug!

http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/Uganda/Kibale/Kibale.htm
the Protea is not, it is a plant of the jungle forest Confused
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 4, 2015 7:59 PM CST
Protea decurrens is an erect shrub. The above flowers are forming subterraneally and opening at ground level.
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JRsbugs
Mar 4, 2015 8:37 PM CST
Once back in the forest, we see these flowers coming out directly from the ground. They are used by locals as a remedy for ear infections


I wish they would name them!

http://www.travel-tour-guide.com/uganda/4_Semuliki_semiliki_...

A database where I searched for 'Uganda' ..

http://www.prota4u.info/

http://www.prota.org/

Fewer results using the word 'medicinal' in search terms. The search results don't link so you need to use the appropriate fields.

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JRsbugs
Mar 4, 2015 8:55 PM CST
Wild plants used ..

http://www.academia.edu/9366741/Wild_Plants_Used_as_Nutraceu...

Traditional herbal drugs ..

http://www.academia.edu/4773758/Traditional_herbal_drugs_of_...

Sarcodes comes from the ground, family Ericaceae ..

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

I found one called "Thorning gay flower" which is similar .. but it doesn't help!

http://roderickphillips.com/semuliki-national-park-uganda-da...
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 4, 2015 11:53 PM CST
I've tried to configure every kind search but not no internet match photo.

Can you get future photos of the plant? Fruit sructures. Leaves.

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Calif_Sue
Mar 5, 2015 12:05 AM CST

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Dave, the image is not his, as he posted under the image, it's by ©Rod Waddington
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 5, 2015 2:36 AM CST
Dang!


Thumb of 2015-03-05/Metrosideros/dc6c67

Hope an ID can be found. Don't see many critters like that. Still looking.

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bamira
Mar 5, 2015 9:41 AM CST
[quote="JRsbugs"] I found one called "Thorning gay flower" which is similar .. but it doesn't help!

]http://roderickphillips.com/semuliki-national-park-uganda-da...

Here it is, but the name of the Whistling

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Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 5, 2015 10:28 AM CST
Thonningia sanguinea, perhaps?
Donald
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Zencat
Mar 5, 2015 11:21 AM CST
That might be it.

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bamira
Mar 5, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Thonningia sanguinea, Thanks to all, especially Donald. Thank You!
Finally, someone smarter than me Rolling on the floor laughing Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Donald
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needrain
Mar 5, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Finding it was an accident. You are still smarter Smiling .
Donald

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bamira
Mar 5, 2015 12:19 PM CST
now, I happen to have found another and properly named Thumbs up
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Name: Carol
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ctcarol
Mar 5, 2015 1:18 PM CST
Wow! A very interesting plant!

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