A Idea Proposal

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by ScotTi, Jul 24, 2013.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    How about starting a monthly Wiki picture thread? You would post a photo that is needed in the Wiki. The knowledgeable Croton hobbyists can then agree or disagree on the ID. After the ID is agreed upon it would then be placed in the Wiki. The thread may become to long in the month, so I would think it should be locked at months end and a new month ID thread started.
     
  2. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Thats a good idea Scott,I have a couple that need names.I will try and post some pics later today.

     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Great idea Scott!! We could even do this weekly.
     
  4. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    That sounds great, Scott. Preferably mature specimens with typical coloring, and maybe at least one shot of whole plant? Ray, why don't you get us started? I'd love to see some of your plants! Ana:;)
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ok but the first will be a doozy. It's an unidentified plant I acquired from David Mclean. Bob Alonzo has a very similar plant known as Cutler's Beautiful Lady. I'll post tonight.
     
  6. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    We should come up with a title for the thread and use the same title weekly. Example: WK#30 Croton ID talk. (always changing week # only weekly). Ideas?
     
  7. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Great work being done here these last few days, big thank you to ANA for fireing every one up. I can not remember ever seeing so much good followship and great pics.
     
  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    And once a cultivar has been "vetted" so to speak, and passed the scrutiny of the CrotonHeads, we could have some type of designation (icon?) to place on the page to signify a consensus of opinion. Perhaps that would lend some sort of credibility to the name.
     
  9. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Dean, Watch this! This is why scrutiny is needed to keep the Wiki accurate.
    Can all the "CrotonsHeads" please give me the names of these two.​
    IMG_2411.jpg IMG_2412.jpg This is not a trick. Just ID as you see them.​
     
  10. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I think these are both the same plant??Elaine??

     
  11. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    The are both AFD #5 sold in the big box stores as Fantasy. Elaine is also called Nervia and may also be AFD #9. Like most Crotons, they will look different depending on light.
     
  12. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    The one on the left has hints of oak leaf while the right one is a barely lobed semi oak. AFD #5 (or maybe Elaine) on the left and AFD #9 (Nervia) on the right. Elaine is not Nervia.
     
  13. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    AFD #5 or maybe Elaine? Come on Ray give it your best shot. You can do it. :D
     
  14. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I'm still sticking with Elaine :)

     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Don't know what it is but, I'm pretty confident it's NOT Elaine.
     
  16. fawnridge

    fawnridge Well-Known Member

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    Top picture is Elaine, confirmed by many.
    Bottom picture is AFD#5, purchased from a big box store with a label that read "Fantasy (AFD5)".

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  17. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is what I have as AFD #7... Normal, Spotted and a Spotted Blotched...
    IMG_2413.jpg IMG_2414.jpg IMG_2421.jpg IMG_2420.jpg IMG_2425.jpg
     
  18. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Here is what I have as Elaine. This is a super fast grower.
    IMG_2423.jpg IMG_2424.jpg
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Jeff. Neither plant is Elaine.
     
  20. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    picresized_1374884092_AFDIMG_2411.jpg picresized_1374884237_AFDIMG_2412.jpg These are the names that were attached to these when I got them. I have a AFD #9 from Hawaii but at this time looks different from Nervia. I will have to wait for this one to color up later in the season to tell.
     

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