Plant ID forum: Name this, please

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Nov 16, 2013 10:50 PM CST
Can someone ID these? They were one of many plants we took photos of during our trip to San Juan.








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purpleinopp
Nov 17, 2013 8:49 AM CST
The middle one looks like an Aphelandra.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2013 9:19 AM CST
I recognize the second one but can't for the life of me remember the name; it's commonly seen in garden centers here at times. Photo # 3 is Copper Leaf (Acalypha wilkesiana) but I'm not sure which cultivar.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 17, 2013 10:34 AM CST
I wonder if #1 could be Rauvolfia? http://www.biodiversityofindia...
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 18, 2013 8:07 PM CST
No Lin, it isn't that. I have seen this plant in south Fl. sooooo many times. My mind is drawing a blank on it though. It's making me crazy!!!
Betsy, it was a bush or shrub wasn't it? Maybe as tall as 5'?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 18, 2013 8:16 PM CST
Plant #2 is fairly common here in Florida too but I can't remember what the name is! Grrr .. hate getting old! Green Grin!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Nov 22, 2013 10:22 PM CST

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I thought #2 looked like Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa) but not sure that looks right, the bloom stalk is not the same.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2013 9:56 AM CST
Nope, not Aphelandra. I know I've seen the plant for sale in our garden centers here at times. I keep thinking the name ends in "nthe" or something similar, but for the life of me I can't remember the common or botanical name and it's driving me crazy. Blinking Green Grin!
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Nov 23, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Sanchezia speciosa?
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2013 1:53 PM CST
Tiffany: Sanchezia (Sanchezia speciosa) That's it!! Thumbs up

I kept thinking I saw that plant (or similar) when we were on vacation in San Diego in June. Sure enough, I took this photo of S. oblonga at Balboa Park:
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Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Nov 23, 2013 2:03 PM CST
More images for comparison:

S. speciosa: http://www.floridata.com/ref/s...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

http://www.google.com/search?q...

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Nov 23, 2013 2:46 PM CST
Cool! "Striped shrub" helped me find it. And no, there really aren't any Aphelandras with flowers like that AND stripe leaves, but found some very similar flowers on plain leaved plants. Fun!
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Nov 23, 2013 2:54 PM CST
#1 - maybe Scaevola taccada?
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flaflwrgrl
Nov 23, 2013 3:19 PM CST
I agree with Danita.
http://nativeplants.hawaii.edu...

http://www.ntbg.org/plants/pla...

http://www.missouribotanicalga...

And it's not in the db yet:
Scaevola sericea var. taccada
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Name: Betsy
Texas (Zone 9a)
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piksihk
Nov 26, 2013 1:28 PM CST
Thanks, everyone for your help.
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jan 4, 2014 3:05 PM CST
#1 is Scaevola taccada.

http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bi...

#2 looks like Sanchezia parvibracteata.

http://cookislands.bishopmuseu...

Sanchezia speciosa, has much larger flowering bracts. The plant is often sold as S. speciosa erroneously.
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 4, 2014 9:04 PM CST
Dave! Hey there, Happy New Year! It's so nice to see you here at ATP!! Thanks so much for identity Betsy's plants!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jan 4, 2014 9:12 PM CST

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Hey Dave, didn't know you were here on ATP!
Too frustrating on DG! Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Paul
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Metrosideros
Jan 5, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Hey Lin & Sue! How's'it!

Nice to see ya's on Plant ID!

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Happy New Year!

Me ke aloha, Dave
Name: Lin
East Central Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Jan 6, 2014 9:21 AM CST
Happy New Year to you too Dave!

I visit the ID forum a lot and although I'm not so great at identifying plants most of the time ... I do like to try. Smiling
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