Plant ID forum: Commelinaceae sp.

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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 8:38 AM CST
I found this lovely plant in the local botanical garden,
It looks like a Commelina sp. or related in the same family, I couldn't find any match on the web..the leaves are kind of special with the spots..

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 26, 2015 9:24 AM CST
This is only a guess. Commelina fasciculata
The spots on the leaves may be a kind of fungus.


Have a look at Tinantia pringlei...a much better guess.

There is a photo here:
http://sarahpdukegardens.blogspot.com/2014/09/fall-plant-sal...
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 10:56 AM CST
That is THE one Greene! Hurray! You got it right so fast!
Thank You!
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 11:01 AM CST
The botanical name is Tinantia pringlei.
https://www.google.be/search?q=Tinantia+pringlei&rlz=1C1CHWA...
Oops Greene, I see now you had already given the botanical name, I had overlooked it by going straight to your link..
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 26, 2015 11:02 AM CST
I've got this plant Myriam, I believe I've offered you some before. Hilarious!

Mine came from Cotswold Garden Flowers named Tinantia pringlei coll. #A1M-77. a collection from Mexico.

http://www.plantdelights.com/Tinantia-pringlei-coll-A1M-77-f...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 26, 2015 11:03 AM CST
http://www.cgf.net/plants.aspx?id=8&hid=6&genus=TINANTIA
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 11:07 AM CST
Hilarious! that is the page i found the botanical name Janet!
Oh I don't remember you had been offering this plant, but anyhow, I took a little piece and it looks like an easy plant to grow! Smiling
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Oct 26, 2015 11:08 AM CST
It spreads extremely well in a well drained shady spot Myriam, I get plants growing in pots too.
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 11:08 AM CST
Cross-posted!
Amazing being a plant from Mexico to be hardy in our climats..
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Shady and well-drained spots enough in my garden, Janet, thanks!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Oct 26, 2015 1:31 PM CST
It is such a pretty and interesting plant. Thumbs up
bonitin,
Please consider adding your photos to the ATP database for the plant.
Thank You! And thanks for the acorn tip. Hurray!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Oct 26, 2015 1:58 PM CST
Yes it sure is an interesting and pretty plant Greene! I had never seen it before.
Of course I'll add the photos to our database. Smiling

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