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Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Jim Glock, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    I threw this out a few years ago and it "stumped the band". Since we have a lot of new blood on the forum, I thought that I would try again. The gentleman holding this leaf brought a few of these back from the Dominican Republic. Judy and I were fortunate to get one to live and it is doing well in the Keys. I would like to see if anyone might have an idea of what this might be.

    PS you get points if you can ID the hairy arm in the photo.
     

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  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Sorry I'm no help with an ID, but what a gorgeous croton!
    My guess for the hairy appendage: Jeff Searle? :D
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice indeed
     
  4. Jerry@TreeZoo

    Jerry@TreeZoo Well-Known Member

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    Jeff Searle's arm?
     
  5. koki

    koki Active Member

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    That is a very nice croton. Do we get points for a correct arm ID or air layers??? I say it's the arm of a Moose.
     
  6. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    The arm indead is that of Jeff Searle. Jeff brought back a few four inch sticks of this plant. I think that the plant that we have is the only one of the bunch that made it.

    This weekend, I'll post a picture of the offspring. Perhaps that might help with an ID.
     
  7. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    So is that the mother plant in the Dominican Republic?
     
  8. Marie Nock

    Marie Nock Well-Known Member

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    Jim,
    Could it be a Tiger Eye? The leaf shape and spotting are right. The picture in Brown's book shows a lot of red even though I usually think orange and yellow for Tiger Eye.

    The soil and light in the DR could change the color. A friend from Grenada just brought up a Madam Butterfly that I didn't recognize because of the colors. Turns out I had given him the original plant.
    Marie
     
  9. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    I was thinking Tigers eye also,a very nice example.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    I was in the DR with the Glocks when they acquired that croton. However, the arm does not belong to the Moose. The Moose was born in Costa Rica! :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jim Glock

    Jim Glock Active Member

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    The photo is from the parent plant in the D. R. We don't think that it is Tiger Eye, because we do have a Tiger Eye in the Keys and they are very different. The Tiger Eye has much more orange spotting.
     
  12. koki

    koki Active Member

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    And all the while I was picturing Sgt. Schultz! :p
     
  13. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Ok,OK, I admit, it's my arm.:)

    Marie, I have the same plant, and went out and looked at it yesterday. I noticed two things, first, this plant although is similar to a Tiger Eye in leaf shape, but it never gets the orange colors and seems to remain red with the spotting. The second thing was, my plant was sitting next to a few Magnificents and the colors were basically the same, kind of scary. So, closer to a Magnificent with a different leaf shape.
    Jeff
     

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