Plant ID forum: ID please

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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Dec 7, 2017 5:12 PM CST
I saw this in the hummingbird aviary at the San Diego Zoo back in June and have been meaning to find out what it is. Sooo beautiful. It may have been epiphytic but I am not 100%.

Thank you
Carly
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2017 6:03 PM CST
@carlysuko, can you upload a photo? Green Grin!
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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Dec 7, 2017 6:45 PM CST
plantladylin said:@carlysuko, can you upload a photo? Green Grin!


Ooooppps! Haha yes I can! 🙄
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Name: Janine
NE Connecticut (Zone 6a)
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janinilulu
Dec 7, 2017 7:08 PM CST
Looks like a Begonia (B. evansiana alba?).
Name: Tofi
Sumatera, Indonesia
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tofitropic
Dec 7, 2017 7:37 PM CST
Definitely agree with Janine for a Begonia. It will also be helpful to show leaves and stem (if possible), another possibility will be; Sweet Begonia (Begonia odorata) 'alba'
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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plantladylin
Dec 7, 2017 9:25 PM CST
I agree, looks like blooms of a Begonia but to me it doesn't quite look right for the flowers of Hardy Begonia (Begonia grandis subsp. grandis 'Alba')


Do you have any photo of the leaves?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)

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
Dec 7, 2017 9:28 PM CST
For comparison check out Begonia (Begonia obliqua)



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Name: Carly Rush
San Diego California (Zone 10a)
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carlysuko
Dec 7, 2017 10:47 PM CST
I definitely am thinking begonia now that I see the photos. So sorry that is the only photo I took. I agree with Lin I think begonia obliqua. Thank you Janine, Tofi, and Lin!!

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