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Botany Quiz
You know the procedure. Guess the plant correctly, provide a common and Latin name (unless the post you are responding to asks for something else), and then post a new plant for identification or pass on your turn. Rep correct responses. If a post remains unidentified for over a week, then anyone can jump in.

To get things rolling, here is a flower. I'll be satisfied with the genus, as several of its members have almost identical flowers.

Clue #1: the leaves are unusual.
Clue #2: the Latin name is not irrelevant to the quest for European preservation.


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2012 May 11 23:39
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RE: Botany Quiz
Clue #3: all but one member of this genus is native to the Southern US, especially in bogs along the Gulf coast.
2012 May 15 16:46
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Hmm, I think we don't have anyone that learned here. Big Grin

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2012 May 15 21:38
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(2012 May 15 21:38)Zephyr Wrote:  Hmm, I think we don't have anyone that learned here. Big Grin
I can´t resist THAT challenge! Big Grin

SARACENNIA.
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Big Grin The leaves clue made me suspect it would be something with leaves making an interesting structure, so i hit Google with "USA Gulf coast carnivorous plant"!

Nasty. Kill it with fire. Nice one, Lodd.
http://www.sarracenia.com/faq/faq5542.html

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Now then, what the HELL are these? I´m interested in whether there´s a common English name, actually. I first saw some the other day. Quite nice to eat. Smile
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We call those Nêsperas here! My grannies had Nespereiras in their yards! And I have a sack of them waiting in the kitchen!

PS - here they are:

   

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(2012 May 15 22:40)Zephyr Wrote:  We call those Nêsperas here! My grannies had Nespereiras in their yards! And I have a sack of them waiting in the kitchen!

Hehe, we have a massive bowl full of Nisporas here too! Tongue I´d never seen them before, apart from in Russia, where they´re called some weird Caucasian name that I forget. The Russian ones look a bit different though. The internet gives a Turkish name Mushmula, but I don´t think that´s what we called them in Podmoskovye. It was funny to see them again in Spain. Tongue They grow a few yards away, out in the Vega.

Give me the ENGLISH common name, and the Latin, and you can post your own plant!
2012 May 15 23:04
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LoL, maybe the word we use here in the Costa Tropical is a dialect one. Big Grin

The Real Academia Ehpañol says this:
níspero.
(Del lat. vulg. *nespĭrum, y este del lat. mespĭlum).

I see where the Turcos get their ´mushpula´ from now. Smile
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It's called common medlar, or mespilus germanica in Latin.

We must dissent.

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Whoever is quickest to post can go first Tongue
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An easy one.

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