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Plants & fungi - Planten & schimmels - Plantes & champignons => Plants - Planten - Plantes => Topic started by: Auke on Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:34:04 PM

Title: Plant for ID | Nepsera aquatica (Melastomataceae)
Post by: Auke on Fri, 29 June 2018, 11:34:04 PM
Hello!

I found this plant at the edge of the forest on the Brownsberg in Suriname. Can someone help me with the ID? Even just knowing the family would be helpful. I have photos with more details of the flowers and leaves if necessary. :)

Thanks, Auke
Title: Re: Plant for ID
Post by: Olivier on Sun, 01 July 2018, 04:58:47 AM
Hello Auke,
This is Nepsera aquatica (https://floredeguyane.piwigo.com/index?/category/826-inepsera_aquatica_i).
Title: Re: Plant for ID
Post by: Auke on Sun, 01 July 2018, 11:49:43 AM
Thanks! :thumbs_up: Now I know why I couldn't find it on your site: it's placed under "Abrisseaux" while I was searching under "Herbacées". I should've thought of that. Odd specific name by the way, as it was growing far from any open water.

Cheers, Auke
Title: Re: Plant for ID | Nepsera aquatica (Melastomataceae)
Post by: Olivier on Sun, 01 July 2018, 06:11:11 PM
Right, the species does not grow near water !