Plant ID forum: Vente Conmigo (Croton glandulosus)

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Name: Christine
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Jul 12, 2015 10:26 AM CST
I'm trying to ID this plant that grows wild here. I think it might be Croton gladulosus but when I looked in the database, I got a little confused trying to compare photos. Tooth-Leaved Croton (Croton glandulosus)

I'll get some more photos. Be right back.



Thank you.
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Name: Christine
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Jul 12, 2015 10:41 AM CST
Lighting's not good right now so will try later to get more pictures.

But, here's one more.

Thumb of 2015-07-12/wildflowers/1eb712
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Jul 12, 2015 10:50 AM CST
Sure looks the same to me!!
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 12, 2015 12:31 PM CST
Looking at our database there seem to be two distinctly different types in the photos for this entry. Very interesting. Confused Shrug!

Tooth-Leaved Croton (Croton glandulosus)

Edited to add:
There are supposed to be two glands visible at the base of the leaf as seen in this link; do you see those on your plant?
http://www.missouriplants.com/Whitealt/Croton_glandulosus_pa...
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Jul 12, 2015 1:53 PM CST
Hi Green. Thank you for your help. The distinct difference of the images in our database is what confused me.

I tried to look at the back of the leaves for glands but to be honest, I cannot see that well, even with my reading glasses it was a strain to try to see. The sun is glaring out there right now, so maybe if I wait till it goes down a bit I can see better. Or, if I can get a good close-up shot, it will show if there's a gland. I did noticed my stem is rough to the touch, sand-papery, which is not noted for this species.

Although, everything else about my plant appears to look like the one in the Missouriplants link.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 12, 2015 2:45 PM CST
Suggestion: When my eyes can't see I let the digital camera do the looking for me. Take several good shots in decent lighting, upload and view the full size images. It is amazing what the camera is able to see.

(Maybe I will take my own advice and go out back and give it a try with one of my Croton-type weeds to see what can be seen...)
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Jul 12, 2015 3:05 PM CST
Yep, I'll have to rely on the camera to see for me. I'll report back soon. Thumbs up
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Jul 13, 2015 7:56 AM CST
Here's the pictures and I see glands, the camera found them. Thumbs up

Thumb of 2015-07-13/wildflowers/d3db73
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Jul 13, 2015 8:14 AM CST
Here's one cropped a little.




Now I need to try to get some better pics of the rest of the plant.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jul 13, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Hurray! Excellent. Thumbs up Quick, put the images into the database before you misplace them! Thumbs up

I was able to take photos of the Croton weed in my yard and mine do not have the glands. Isn't digital photography wonderful. Hilarious!
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Jul 13, 2015 8:39 AM CST
greene said: Hurray! Excellent. Thumbs up Quick, put the images into the database before you misplace them! Thumbs up

I was able to take photos of the Croton weed in my yard and mine do not have the glands. Isn't digital photography wonderful. Hilarious!


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'll post them in the database now. Yes, digital photography is the best!!

Now we need to find out what kind of plant you have.
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greene
Jul 14, 2015 7:06 AM CST
Yes, but that will be an ID for another day. Thank You!
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bonitin
Jul 16, 2015 12:25 AM CST
greene said:Looking at our database there seem to be two distinctly different types in the photos for this entry. Very interesting. Confused Shrug!

Very true and interesting! The photos from Brazil I have entered in the database look like a different plant to Christine's
I have based my ID on pics of this site:
https://sites.google.com/site/biodiversidadecatarinense/plan...

The base of the leaves of mine also have two glands, I didn't think at the time of taking more details, not knowing it would be such a tough one! Rolling my eyes.
But in this poor crop you can distinct glands..
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Jul 16, 2015 7:02 AM CST
Hi Bonitin, you're right about this being a tough plant to ID. It really is interesting how plants can vary in looks, especially in the wild. Did you put the above picture in the database? Maybe it will be helpful for the next person who's trying to ID this plant. :thumbsup:
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bonitin
Jul 16, 2015 7:54 AM CST
I will put it in the database Christine, I even found photos from another day from the same plant species ( also with the glands) I will add too, there cannot be enough pictures for such a tough one! Hilarious!
But I'm still wondering if they can really vary that much that they look so different! Confused
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Jul 16, 2015 8:22 AM CST
I know what you mean, Mariam. It is strange. Even the glands on your plant look different, they seem raised with a stem. My plant doesn't have a stem attached to the gland. I guess it won't hurt to have all the pictures in the database and if someone comes along and can identify them differently, then that would be great too?
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bonitin
Jul 16, 2015 9:42 AM CST
Yes Christine, even the glands on my plant look different to yours, they do have a stem! Even more confusing! Rolling my eyes.
It would be great indeed if someone would come along and identify them differently!
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greene
Jul 16, 2015 11:50 AM CST
The glands on one are kind of round, yellow and are on the back of the leaf. The glands on bonitin's look completely different and are visible on the front of the leaf. It could take months to look at all the possibilities since there are so many different Croton in the world and so many in South America; is it safe to say the identification of bonitin's is correct? Or should we be cautious and wait for more detailed photos. (A good reason to make another trip to Brazil. Hurray! ) I saw a link that some new Croton types had been identified in Brazil...let me look for the link and get back.
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bonitin
Jul 16, 2015 1:50 PM CST
A good reason to make another trip to Brazil. Hurray!
I like to hear that! nodding
Maybe I'd better move my pictures to the parent page of Croton?
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greene
Jul 16, 2015 2:22 PM CST
I will not even pretend I can read all these words and descriptions, but it seems that there are some unusual and/or new varieties of Croton are being discovered in Brazil.

http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1600/036364415X686468?journ...

Here's another one. The first 2 pages are visible here:
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12228-010-9145-1#p...

http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/pdf2005/fpl_2005_berry001....

It's too hot for me to read these now but I'll try again later. Sighing! I am hoping that bonitin's is a new, undiscovered variety and she will get to select the name. Perhaps Croton bonitinus, or C. bonitinicus. Shrug! C. myriamii Shrug! Rolling on the floor laughing
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