Ask a Question forum: ID for Costa Rican "berries"?

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chillaq
Aug 17, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Hi All, first time posting here.

Took this photo in 2006 in Costa Rica, I think it was a national park close to Poas Volacno National park, probably on the Pacific side of the country.

I thought it belong to the berries family, but could not match it with any common species..

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Name: Rick Corey
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Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Aug 17, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Hi chillaq! Welcome to NGA. Welcome!

I can't guess, but they are pretty.

It's probably too late to ask you to go back and take more pictures, but can you describe the plant?

small, low-growing
bush or shrub
tree
fat fleshy leaves like succulents or thin "leafy" leaves?
grows as isolated plants or a big patch
dry or wet environment?

I still won;t have a chance of answering with its name, but any details like those you can fill in, will help someone who MAY be able to ID it.

I'm also going to suggest that an Admin move this to the Plant ID forum, with a title like "ID Costa Rican "berries"?". But don;t worry, if they DO move it, each time a reply is posted, the thread title will still appear in your "Watch List" on your home page and you can jump to the changed location with one click.

The plant ID forum has a lot of people who seem like magicians to me. They can probably narrow it down to just a few relevant questions.


chillaq
Aug 17, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Thanks Rick, unfortunately I don't remember much other than the photo, I am guessing it is not a shrub or small plant, as the photo is looking up, so either a tree or a parasite growing on it..
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 17, 2016 5:31 PM CST
>> so either a tree or a parasite growing on it..

That may help others ID it. And it makes it more interesting!

BTW, GREAT close-up photo! You should submit it to the next photo contest.

There is a Photography Forum here, but they got far too technical for me, early on.
It looks like you know what you're doing with a camera!
Now that I go back and look, it seems like recent traffic is much more social and less technical. Oh, well!

http://garden.org/forums/view/gardenphotos/





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plantladylin
Aug 17, 2016 6:10 PM CST
I don't have any idea really but it sure is pretty! It reminds me a bit of the fruit of Red Flowering Gum (Corymbia ficifolia)
https://www.anbg.gov.au/cpbr/cd-keys/euclid3/euclidsample/ht...

Or perhaps the fruit of a Eucalyptus tree? Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta)
http://therealmyfarm.blogspot.com/2014/02/eucalyptus-facts-a...
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chillaq
Aug 17, 2016 7:37 PM CST
Thanks, it does resembles Red Flowering Gum..

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