Delaware

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  1. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Perry posted this photo for Delaware. I would like to put it in the wiki, but it would be a new entry and I need to make sure it is Delaware. I am hoping for guidance because I've never seen a Delaware. I know we've had discussions about it in the past, and we've been uncertain about the plants so I've never felt comfortable putting them in. Please weigh in on whether this plant meets the criteria for Delaware. Thanks!
     
  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Anna - need photo.
     
  3. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Oooops! Here you go. Thanks, Phil.

    Delaware-Perry.JPG
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Page 46 of Frank Brown's Crotons of the World there are three photos of Delaware. First two show some areas of blotches. The last is referred to as "2nd Character Leaf type". Perry's plant looks very similar to the latter. Perry's plant does have more distinct veining, but that can be attributed to his having more sun exposure than the example in the book. Both have reddish blushes on their petiole bases.

    To quote Forrest Gump: "thats all I gotta say 'bout that"
     
  5. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    I gave four away at the last tour, I don't know who got them. Three more in the mist house now. image.jpg
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Lamar - yours looks like the first two photos of Delaware on page 46 from Crotons of the World. ;)
     
  7. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Second pic looks like one I had.
     

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