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Help With ID

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by Dypsisdean, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Anyone know what this plant is?
     

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  2. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    I think it is Rhaphidophora decursiva (answered this on the other thread a moment ago).
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks Kim,

    But I don't think that is the plant. I do know of which plant you speak.

    I think this plant is more of a "bush," but I don't have a good enough photo to tell for sure. I'm going from memory of that area as well. If I'm right, this plant has little serrations on the edge of the leaf, and is not a philodendron type plant.

    Edit: On second thought, I doubt if Mardy would even have the "weedy" plant I'm thinking of. Never mind, forget everything I said. :)
     
  4. LJG

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    Melianthus major is what I always thought it was. Indeed a weed.
     
  5. LJG

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    The plant Kim is referring to is a type of Epipremnum I believe. The cutting you gave me died as I had no experience at the time. The cutting I got from Doc is in the ground and growing. Pretty slow plant.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Len,

    Well now I won't feel so bad if I kill that palm you gave me. :)

    Those two plants do look similar when comparing grainy out of focus photos.
     
  7. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    I think you guys are right, Melianthus major. I can make out the central rib on the leaflets and serrations. I immediately thought of the other plant because I had admired it so much at Mardy's, but this isn't it. Sorry Shon!
     
  8. LJG

    LJG Active Member

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    You better not lose it! That plant I gave you sits in very few peoples hands.
     
  9. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Now you jinxed it. :)
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Have you smoked any yet? :rolleyes:


     

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