Plant ID forum: Very blue flower

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Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
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XiaoLong
May 7, 2017 6:12 AM CST
I have found this beautifull blue flower at a flower festival at Seoul. Anybody recognize what plant it is ? The plant about 12 inches wide and less in height. The flower about 2 inches wide
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 7, 2017 6:21 AM CST
It looks like a Solanum of some kind but I don't know which one.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
May 7, 2017 6:50 AM CST
sooby said:It looks like a Solanum of some kind but I don't know which one.


Thanks Sue. I try to google Solanum or Solanaceae Blue. And resulting some similar flower and anther arangements but the leaves are different.

I will try again. Thanks. Smiling
Name: Mike
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Calsurf73
May 7, 2017 7:14 AM CST
Looks to me like Exacum pumilum, but more blue.
Compare it to this one:
Exacum pumilum
Name: Sue
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sooby
May 7, 2017 7:18 AM CST
Yes, you're right, it does Mike. Although Exacum pumilum only has four petals it seems. Here's another Exacum, this one is Exacum affine which has five:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:

Another Exacum that's dark blue:

https://www.google.ca/search?q...:
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Roses Region: California Hummingbirder Farmer
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Calsurf73
May 7, 2017 7:43 AM CST
Good call, Sue.
I never noticed the 4 vs. 5 petals.
Name: Feng Xiao Long
Bogor, Java, Indonesia (Zone 13a)
Purslane Tropicals Plant Identifier
XiaoLong
May 8, 2017 8:53 AM CST
Wow.. you are right. I have search Exacum, and one variety looks so similar to the plants in question...

Further searching, the variety maybe Exacum trinervium subspp macranthum. (With some cultivar name such as Kandy, Navy Star..)

I will mark it as solved. Thank you guys 😀

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