Plant ID forum: tropical creeper of some sort

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skylark
Jan 26, 2016 7:43 PM CST
Any idea, what this might be? Stems are fleshy like on tradescantia.
Leaves are similarly size and firm and fleshy too.
The variegation intrigues me - very pretty veining.
Seen in Kampong garden, Miami FL.


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bonitin
Jan 27, 2016 12:39 AM CST
Pellionia daveauana (syn:Elatostema repens) I think..
https://www.google.be/search?q=pellionia+daveauana&rlz=1C1CH...
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 27, 2016 8:39 AM CST
This is what it is called currently.

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bonitin
Jan 27, 2016 9:18 AM CST
Oh thanks Leslieray! They keep changing names! Hilarious!
And that is my picture, I hadn't edited the name yet in my folder.. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 27, 2016 9:30 AM CST
Looks like I need to change the name on my file folder too; had no idea it had changed names. I don't have that plant any longer but I do still have Pellionia pulchra ... guess I should check to see if that one has changed also.
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skylark
Jan 27, 2016 10:21 AM CST
thanks! this is so-o pretty :). i noticed that on bonitin's pic the margins are burgundy and there is much less veining.
is it due to more light exposure or there are different cultivars?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 27, 2016 10:39 AM CST
I'm not sure ... maybe my plant is actually a different one and in the wrong database entry? I don't even remember where I got the plant; it could have been purchased as a small house plant or I could have gotten it in a trade. It was identified by someone on DG back @ 2007 as Trailing Watermelon Begonia/Pellionia daveanuana.
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skylark
Jan 27, 2016 11:28 AM CST
yes, i can see that yours also has dark margins and no green veining like bonitin's.
and when i google i see images of both, green-veined (mine) and burgundy-edge (DB entry) come up as Pellionia daveanuana.
they are very similar, just the coloration is somewhat different - enough for it to be a different cultivar. But i don't see any cultivars listed anywhere.
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skylark
Jan 27, 2016 12:54 PM CST
perhaps this is old or incorrect (or both ;).. but it seems to me it's talking about P. repens vs P. daveu...as 2 different Pellionias. It describes P. daveu as having veining with dark green or olive margin (mine?). Perhaps, P. daveu is NOT the same as P. repens ?
http://worldof-colors.com/pellionia/
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bonitin
Jan 27, 2016 10:58 PM CST
They must be variable skylark,
Catalogue of Life lists Pellionia daveauana as one of the many synonyms of Pallionia repens..
http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/details/species/id/4b6d90...
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HamiltonSquare
Jan 27, 2016 11:08 PM CST
You mean one of the many synonyms of Procris repens?
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bonitin
Jan 27, 2016 11:13 PM CST
Yes, sorry, I meant Procris repens I mixed it up, ! Hilarious!
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skylark
Jan 28, 2016 9:16 AM CST
i just managed to remember pellionia, and now i have to remember procris too ;)...and all in between...i give up!
i like trailing watermelon begonia best http://garden.org/i/s/biggrin.gif

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