Plant ID forum: Tropical

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 5, 2018 3:19 AM CST
Any suggestions please.
Found on Samarai Island Papua New Guinea


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Georgia, United States (Zone 7b)
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Nisauabukunouki
Apr 5, 2018 10:13 AM CST
After doing some research I've came across a few species that I think are likely.

Species: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Neoboutonia macrocalyx

Species: Aleurites moluccanus
Candlenut Tree (Aleurites moluccanus)
(Some of the pictures on the page are incorrect. Here is an actual photo.)




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Assuming both of the species I posted are incorrect, I did manage to narrow it down the Euphorbiaceae family.



Salt Spring Island, BC (Zone 8b)
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islander
Apr 5, 2018 11:37 AM CST
Neoboutonia macrocalyx looks like a close match.
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
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Silversurfer
Apr 5, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Nisauabukunouki said:After doing some research I've came across a few species that I think are likely.

Species: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Neoboutonia macrocalyx


Many thanks for your help Nisauabukunouki.
I had not considered Euphorbiaceae
I should have explained that this was more of a low growing shrub than a tree.

I have not come across Neoboutonia macrocalyx before, so have tried to research in on www.On this site are several images.

http://www.westafricanplants.s...

The 8th pic shows the flowers as upward growing panicles...where as my pics show downward pendulous flowers.

Your other suggestion of Aleurites moluccanus , I can rule out . It is a tree I know well. Again the flowers are in panicles and it has very large seed pods.

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...

Attached are trimmed close ups to show the flowers and seed pods



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Georgia, United States (Zone 7b)
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Nisauabukunouki
Apr 5, 2018 1:46 PM CST
I've stumbled across a PDF that shows all the Euphorbiaceae Native to that area.
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/...
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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 5, 2018 3:52 PM CST
Nisauabukunouki said:I've stumbled across a PDF that shows all the Euphorbiaceae Native to that area.
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/...


Many thanks ..I too found that site but before you put me in the hunt for Euphorbiaceae.
See next post!

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Apr 5, 2018 3:52 PM CST
With many thanks to Eric from UBC in Vancouver Canada.
who suggested Melanolepis multiglandulosa.

Looking on www a lot fits......it is found in the area.
It is a medicinal shrub.

http://tropical.theferns.info/...



Leaf shape...fits
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The strange bit on the leaf, by the stem...see new pic below

https://www.google.co.uk/searc...:



The pendulous flowers.
https://www.google.co.uk/searc...:


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