NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is 9

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JTh

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NOW SOLVED: Guess what this is 9
« on: August 28, 2011, 11:21:23 AM »
I am glad Alisdair came up with something even I was able to guess, the Phytolacca. Here is another one that I suppose many of you will recognize.
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Re: Guess what this is 9
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 08:49:51 AM »
Ok here's my go. Is it Hibiscus tiliaceus?
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 09:16:13 AM »
Sorry, not right.
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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 09:48:46 AM »
Thought not colour right but stigma too clumped!
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 09:57:33 AM »
You are not that far away, though
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 10:29:52 AM »
Hibiscus trionum?
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« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 10:56:54 AM »
A bit further away than that
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2011, 09:14:59 AM »
Is it an Hibiscus or another genera such as Alcea? I assume Malvaceae is correct?
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« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2011, 09:37:31 AM »
Correct family, but wrong genus. I'm sure you have seen it.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 02:14:33 PM »
Got it. It's Abelmoschus esculentus. Okra!
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« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2011, 03:52:48 PM »
Of course, you were there when the photo was taken in Crete last autumn. I said it was an easy one.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2011, 05:10:22 PM »
I assumed it was then or you had grown them yourself this year.
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2011, 06:56:50 PM »
Can we see a photo of the whole flower?
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2011, 09:09:33 PM »
Here is the whole flower plus a closeup showing  the stigma without pollen
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2011, 09:22:31 PM »
Jorun, you are too kind... you should have let John struggle a bit more.... ;)
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