Plant ID forum: Three Plant IDs

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Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Macrocentra
Aug 29, 2020 9:47 AM CST
I went hunting for some new plants to add to my collection yesterday, and decided to bring home something a little different from the usual. I have an idea of what the first one might be, but I have no idea what the other two are, as I typically collect bromeliads and cactuses/succulents.

Plant #1:
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Underside of leaf:
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I collect bromeliads, and I brought this one home thinking it might be a type of Cryptanthus. The leaves are stiff and thick similar to Cryptanthus. It also has a lovely silver sheen to it when the light hits it. I thought maybe a C. acaulis. However, it also resembles Callisia fragrans.

Plant #2:
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This one looks like it might be a type of moss or small fern of some kind?

Plant #3:
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This one makes me think of some kind of parsley tree. The spotted stem caught my interest.

Any thoughts on what these could be? Smiling
Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Aug 29, 2020 10:42 AM CST
I think 2 is selaginella
Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Aug 29, 2020 11:59 AM CST
#1 Crawl under the leaves and look at the growth habit of the stems. That should help you decide as Callisia grows like a Tradescantia.

#2 Yes, Selaginella

#3 is a Ming Aralia
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Hamwild
Aug 29, 2020 1:09 PM CST
I'm thinking a Cryptanthus for #1 myself. Are the leaves hard like one? I don't think Callisia has hard leaves like a Cryptanthus and would break under too much pressure (Cryptanthus seems harder to break.
Name: TK
Ontario, Canada (Zone 6b)
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Macrocentra
Aug 30, 2020 12:17 AM CST
They're stiff leaves. They feel just like the leaves on my Cryptanthus bivittatus.
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Hamwild
Aug 30, 2020 6:21 AM CST
I'm thinking a Cryptanthus then. It has that weird gray gritty looking stuff under the leaves like one too.

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