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May 18, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Name: tarev
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This is a plant grown in the Phils..photo shared to me by my friend.
Right now it is summertime in the Philippines, temp ranging low of 79F to high of 94F that feels like 105F with humidity during daytime.

Sadly, no name..thankful for anyone who knows what it is. Smiling

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May 18, 2015 11:58 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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My first thought was maybe Telosma cordata http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T... but I'm not sure that's it.
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May 18, 2015 12:04 PM CST
Name: tarev
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Thanks Lin..I will try and ask if she can photograph again the flowers..it must just be too hot there right now..the poor flowers are like droopy with the heat. Trying to compare the name you gave to other online photos..thanks..something to start with. Smiling
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May 18, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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It sure is pretty so I will be curious as to the name too. Maybe someone will come along soon and recognize it! The more I look at photos of Telosma, it doesn't look the same.
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May 18, 2015 4:23 PM CST
Name: Danita
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May 18, 2015 4:43 PM CST
Name: tarev
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Thanks Danita, but the leaves seems to be a little different Shrug! ..but the blooms appears similar.
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May 18, 2015 5:00 PM CST
Name: Danita
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Try googling the name and viewing the images. You'll see that this plant's leaves show variability depending on their stage of growth and do look like your friend's plant. Also, I don't see any open blooms in your photos. The yellow parts are either bracts or calyces. There is a cream flower bud developing in the top-most bract/calyx in your last photo.

See the bud in the center of the red circle:

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Also, consider that your friend's plant is likely stressed from being in a small pot so the leaves are not going to be as large or as green as one planted in the ground.
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May 18, 2015 5:37 PM CST

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Petraeovitex bambusetorum © Montrealais
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May 18, 2015 5:53 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Sure looks like Petraeovitex, if not P. bambusetorum maybe P. wolfei? http://www.mynicegarden.com/20...
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May 18, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Name: tarev
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Danita said:Try googling the name and viewing the images. You'll see that this plant's leaves show variability depending on their stage of growth and do look like your friend's plant. Also, I don't see any open blooms in your photos. The yellow parts are either bracts or calyces. There is a cream flower bud developing in the top-most bract/calyx in your last photo.

See the bud in the center of the red circle:

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Also, consider that your friend's plant is likely stressed from being in a small pot so the leaves are not going to be as large or as green as one planted in the ground.



That is why I asked my friend to see if she can take a closer photo of the blooms. Manila is just about waking up now..so hopefully she saw my message.
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May 18, 2015 6:09 PM CST
Name: Danita
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Hmmm, most sources I'm seeing are saying that Petraeovitex bambusetorum and Petraeovitex wolfei are synonyms but a few don't. Shrug! I've no clue...

Good idea, Tarev! Seeing the actual flower will make it much easier to identify. Smiling
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