Plant ID forum: Challenge of the week

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LevHen
Feb 14, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Hi everyone,
Found this very small, low-res image of a part of a plant and I'm trying to identify it. Does anyone has any idea that can help me.

Thanks! :)

L
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DaisyI
Feb 14, 2017 1:50 PM CST
My best guess is Silk Cotton Tree (Bombax ceiba)
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LevHen
Feb 14, 2017 1:56 PM CST
Thanks a lot Daisyl!

I'm not quite sure it is Bombax ceiba. The plant in the image has light green dots on the side of the leaves which are really hard to see in the picture (really). But maybe there's a variety of Bombax that has such kind of leaf pattern.

Thanks thanks thanks!

L

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greene
Feb 14, 2017 3:03 PM CST
The image only gets smaller when clicked. Can you upload something a bit larger? Thanks.
Oh, and since you found the image, can you post a link to where it was located? That may help.
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LevHen
Feb 14, 2017 4:00 PM CST
Thanks Greene, the forum makes the image appear bigger but in fact it's as small as it is when you open it. The images is part of a computer program but cannot be found on the Internet. Thanks again for your help but that is the best image I have...

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Leftwood
Feb 14, 2017 4:07 PM CST
So we don't even know if it is a real plant or merely a composite for the purpose of art....?
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greene
Feb 14, 2017 6:29 PM CST
And for what purpose do you need to make the identification of this tiny image of a plant? Is it some type of contest, game, competition or the like?

You had said, "The plant in the image has light green dots on the side of the leaves which are really hard to see in the picture (really)."

If you can see these light green dots, can you please provide an image so that the rest of us can view what you are seeing? It would help.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2017 6:59 PM CST
LevHen, Welcome!

Can you give us an idea of where you saw this image ... on line, in a gardening book? From what I can see from your image, that palmately compound leaf could be many things. Here are few examples that come to mind but there are so many plants with leaves of that shape, it's probably not possible to positively ID without more information than what you are able to provide.



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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Feb 14, 2017 7:35 PM CST
Money Tree - that's were I was going next. But I got stuck on 'maybe its a fake' plant.
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Name: Rick R.
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Leftwood
Feb 14, 2017 8:46 PM CST
Even if it isn't a real plant, there's nothing wrong with trying to find plants that look like that. Thumbs up

We can certainly help you there. Ohio buckeye is another possibility.

LevHen
Feb 14, 2017 9:55 PM CST
Hey! Thanks everyone! I was away and now there's plenty of answers!

I would assume the leafs of this plant are real. It's a pattern used in a video game. The pattern has been mapped on a 3D model of a plant. I assume that the form of the plant in the video game has nothing to do with the pattern that the 3D artist mapped on it. I assume the leaves are from an image of a real plant because in the same game all the plant patterns are made from pictures of real plants. It's the only pattern that is that small tho...

I include here an image of the plant in the game but really I would not take its form into consideration since it has nothing to do with reality.

The reason why I'm trying to identify this plant is because I'm working on a project related to the flora in virtual spaces. Weird... I know...

Thanks so much for your great help!

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LevHen
Feb 14, 2017 10:01 PM CST
Maybe the answer is Money Tree... Maybe this lighter green on the leaf is just the visual result of a stretch of this kind of relief pattern we can sometimes see on some of its leaves...

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plantladylin
Feb 15, 2017 9:29 AM CST
More images of Pachira (Money Tree): https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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LevHen
Feb 15, 2017 10:11 AM CST
Thanks a lot plantladylin!

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 15, 2017 10:16 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Feb 15, 2017 12:25 PM CST
So...this is a computer generated virtual plant for a game? Guess the only way to know for sure would be to contact the artist to designed it.
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