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September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Bill » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:49 pm

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Detlev » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:23 pm

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby rodsmith » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:17 pm

Lovely photo, Detlev; nice positioning.
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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Phil_SK » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:50 pm

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Some sort of haynei (with an aureiflora in the background)

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Phil_SK » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:55 pm

I've posted this plant before in the hope of getting it identified but we've not got there confidently yet. Two different seasons:
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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby RICHAUD » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:57 pm

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Sylvia » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:29 am

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Just a few of my Matucanas.
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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby JohnH » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:45 pm

Lovely plants, which remind me of a question.

One of the most basic distinctions when identifying plants is whether their flowers are actinomorphic ('regular') or zygomorphic (irregular). In other words, are they radially symetrical - like a rose, a poppy, or a buttercup - , or are they only symmetrical in one , usually vertical, plane - like a snapdragon, an orchid, or a sweet pea?

Maybe I'm missing something, but isn't it unusual to find both forms in a single family of plants, as seems to be the case in the Cactaceae? I'm struggling to think of another family that does this - anyone have any thoughts?

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby majcka » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:33 pm

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Re: September 2014 - Genus of the Month - Matucana

Postby Wilk » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:47 am

Ritteri ( I think)

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