Plant ID forum: Could anyone identify this

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teamstorm
May 1, 2016 3:21 AM CST
Hi there, I've recently been giving this plant for my windowsill by my girlfriends mum. She said she had grown it from a shoot from a plant that she was given from Spain - one that she described as living in rocks there.

Am afraid I don't really have any more information about it to share.

Really hope someone can help.

Thanks

Edward


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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 4:54 AM CST
Welcome!

Could you tell us from which part of Spain the plant was growing? Spain has a wide range of climates.

The stems look fleshy, are they 'succulent' like you would see on a Begonia?

I'm wondering if this is an escapee from gardens.
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purpleinopp
May 1, 2016 6:57 AM CST
Could it be Chrysothemis pulchella?
Copper Leaf (Chrysothemis pulchella)
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 7:34 AM CST
[quote="purpleinopp"]Could it be Chrysothemis pulchella?
Copper Leaf (Chrysothemis pulchella)

It certainly resembles that!

I'm curious though as the stems appear to be purple, where Chrysothemis pulchella has green stems and I can't find one otherwise. The description states the stems are light green in this book ..

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=ZaN2LfUt2oAC&pg=PA133&lp...

I blew up a section of the photo, the stems might be partly green but appear to be covered in purple hairs. The stems look square!

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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 7:38 AM CST
It could be in the family Gesneriaceae ..

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GZVsCZE3r0UC&pg=PA85&lpg...
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JRsbugs
May 1, 2016 7:52 AM CST
Achimenes grandiflora is similar, but has it got hairy stems?

http://www.plantillustrations.org/species.php?id_species=121...

Yes it has!

http://www.plantillustrations.org/illustration.php?id_illust...

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Achimenes++++++++heterophy...
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Danita
May 2, 2016 10:48 PM CST
It looks like a Plectranthus of some sort. I see the square stems of the Lamiaceae family.
Plectranthus ciliatus is a good possibility (has the "purple hairs.") I'm too tired to investigate further at the moment! Hilarious!



http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantnop/plectranthusciliatus.ht...

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teamstorm
Nov 19, 2016 2:13 AM CST
Hey all, firstly sorry for being so rude and not thanking you for the effort put into the answers !

Having researched on the great work above, I think it's a Plectranthus ciliatus.

Thanks again :)

Ed

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