Plant ID forum: Seen in Hilo, Hawaii II

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 4, 2014 9:47 PM CST

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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Oct 4, 2014 10:02 PM CST
my first thought was a Theobroma species.... just can't say which one or if it is for certain
Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2014 9:14 AM CST
I agree, looks like flower buds of either Theobroma cacao or possibly T. grandiflorum. http://garden.org/plants/searc...

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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Oct 5, 2014 5:15 PM CST
I just love it! Thanks for the ID. Some prankster switched all the plant ID tags in the garden! This one did not even have one.
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Oct 7, 2014 12:20 AM CST
Theobroma is a good guess, but Goethea strictiflora is the plant.

http://www.rareflora.com/goeth...

http://www.desert-tropicals.co...

Name: Jean
Prairieville, LA (Zone 9a)
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Moonhowl
Oct 7, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Somehow I knew Theobroma would not be spot on Whistling Glad you have a solid ID now Cheryl. Thanks Dave Thumbs up
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 7, 2014 7:33 PM CST
The Goethea genus no longer exists. All of the species have been reclassified as species of Pavonia. Goethea strictiflora is now a synonym for Pavonia strictiflora.

Shell Flower (Pavonia strictiflora)

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