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Name: Scott
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ScotTi
Jun 3, 2018 9:24 AM CST
I noticed this in the garden, but I am lost on what it is.
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No leaves, just green stems.
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 3, 2018 10:11 AM CST
Maybe a Rhipsalis? Can't see the tips of any of the stems.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2018 10:24 AM CST
I think that's Moa (Psilotum nudum) , it's considered a primitive plant. I've had it sprouting in container plants for many years. It was identified for me by someone from Hawaii about 15 years ago. Florida distribution map: http://florida.plantatlas.usf....
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Jun 3, 2018 1:04 PM CST
plantladylin said:I think that's Moa (Psilotum nudum) , it's considered a primitive plant. I've had it sprouting in container plants for many years. It was identified for me by someone from Hawaii about 15 years ago. Florida distribution map: http://florida.plantatlas.usf....

Thanks Lynn!

Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 4, 2018 7:55 AM CST
Fascinating!! It looks like the "foliage" or whatever the term should be of Moa is flat, whereas the kind of Rhipsalis it resembles has round foliage.
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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Aroids Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Orchids Foliage Fan
Dog Lover Plumerias Bromeliad Enjoys or suffers hot summers Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
ScotTi
Jun 4, 2018 5:37 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Fascinating!! It looks like the "foliage" or whatever the term should be of Moa is flat, whereas the kind of Rhipsalis it resembles has round foliage.

Tiffany,
The "foliage" is not flat, but round. I checked it out close after seeing your post.
Now you have me thinking it may be a young Russelia equietiformis.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Jun 4, 2018 6:04 PM CST
The "foliage of Psilotum nudum, Rusellia and one of my Rhipsalis look quite similar.

Psilotum nudum (Whisk/Skeleton Fern)
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Rusellia equisetiformis (Firecracker Plant)
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Rhipsalis (I can't remember which one it is)
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL 🌵🌷⚘🌹🌻 (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Jun 5, 2018 7:22 AM CST
Very interesting. It was this pic of yours, Lin, that made me see the "flatness" of Moa. (A plant name I learned how to spell on my first exposure, here in this discussion! LOL!)
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