Plant ID forum: Palm Grass (Curculigo capitulata)

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 21, 2015 4:14 AM CST
At first they seemed to be palms but then when I found pictures of Palm Grass (Curculigo capitulata) I thought I had found its id. But not as the plant doesn't occur in Brazil in the wild according to the Flora do Brasil.
I also considered it could be young palms, but I haven't met a bigger one it could be. The max size. I've met them was around 1.20m (4ft) usually in deep shade.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2015 9:49 AM CST
Maybe Asplundia sp. ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asplundia

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http://www.researchgate.net/publication/255970245_Asplundia_...
http://www.freebase.com/m/02q4xvw
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 21, 2015 10:22 AM CST
Thanks Lin, yes Asplundia has a great similarity to my plants, the only problem is that the leaf blade of Asplundia seems to be always split in two halves, which mine doesn't have..
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2015 11:52 AM CST
*Blush* I'm always forgetting to enlarge the pictures! Yes, you are correct, it doesn't appear to be Asplundia. I wonder if it could be the Calanthe genus? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calanthe

http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=Calanthe&button=
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 21, 2015 12:42 PM CST
Curculigo capitulata has escaped into the wild Myriam, read Monocromatico's review ..

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2229/


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bamira
Jun 21, 2015 12:52 PM CST
https://www.google.cz/search?q=asplundia&biw=1252&bih=602&so...
https://www.google.cz/search?q=asplundia&biw=1252&bih=602&so...
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Palm Grass (Curculigo capitulata)
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Jun 22, 2015 2:02 AM CST
Thanks Janet for that valuable info! And the commenting person was from Rio so that makes it all more credible! Thumbs up
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Jun 22, 2015 4:30 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jun 22, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Thumbs up We are so very fortunate to have our Super Sleuth Janet as a member here at ATP!
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