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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by FredG » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:10 pm

And the site crashes :roll: :eek: :shock: :???:
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by jhb » Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:39 pm

What a beautiful flower
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by juster » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:31 pm

That's great to see (tu)
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by edds » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:32 pm

Took three attempts to load it but a cracking flower.
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by Tony R » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:53 pm

Paint brush pollination at 18.50
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by Mike P » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:58 pm

That is a lot more exotic than your run of the mill Selenicereus grandiflorus.
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by Ali Baba » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:09 pm

Wonderful to see and also wonderful that it has made it to the national news 😀
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by FredG » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:28 pm

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(tu) :smile:
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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by Pattock » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:08 pm

Very lovely.

But it didn't occur to anyone that this was going to set the name moonflower in stone for hundreds of thousands of people? They could have called it the clingy moonflower, the Igapó moonflower, the flood moonflower, Witt's mooncandle or the Amazon flood dragon flower. They could have been a little more wittii.

Moonflower has been used of Leucanthemum vulgare, Glebionis (Chrysanthemum) segetum, various fragrant, white, night-flowering Convolvulaceae, Mentzelia pumila and some Brugmansia.

According to POWO this is Strophocactus wittii. Anyone care to discuss whether Rowley or Britton & Rose were correct? :twisted: I don't suppose "Witt's swaddling cardoon" would have got the headlines.

http://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:l ... s:246169-2

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Re: Flowering tonight?

Post by Phil_SK » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:43 pm

Pattock wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:08 pm
According to POWO this is Strophocactus wittii. Anyone care to discuss whether Rowley or Britton & Rose were correct?
It's Strophocactus, since it's only a fairly distant relation of the selenicerei. https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... the_genera (which also contains photos of the flowers)
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