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Offline Auke

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Campanulaceae? | Acanthaceae
« on: Thu, 15 December 2016, 07:16:37 PM »
A couple of months ago I photographed these flowers on the Brownsberg in Suriname. Based on the shape of the flowers, I guess they belong in either Campanulaceae or Acanthaceae, but I can't find a match yet. All help appreciated! :)

Thanks, Auke
« Last Edit: Tue, 20 February 2018, 05:49:49 PM by Auke »

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Re: Campanulaceae?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 26 December 2016, 07:50:14 AM »
Hi Auke,
Campanulaceae can be ruled out as leaves are opposite.
Acanthaceae for sure.
I believe the plant is a Ruellia sp. and might be Rullia fulgens (syn. Polylychnis fulgens) although some features do not match well actually, for example size of the leaves.
Otherwise corolla and calyx match very well.
Would you have other pictures of this plant ?
Have a look to this page.
Could you remember if its habit looked like that ?


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Re: Campanulaceae?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 20 February 2018, 05:49:32 PM »
Somehow I overlooked your reply here Olivier... :-\ But here are my answers:

Thanks! The flowers were at a height of about 2 meters, with the flowering branches hanging a bit (I kept my camera horizontal), so the habitus differed from you photo. Besides that, I have no other info anymore. Next time I hope to make some more photos of leaves etc.

Cheers, Auke

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Re: Campanulaceae? | Acanthaceae
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 03 March 2018, 09:08:44 PM »
Yes but not only the leaves, also take pictures of the whole plant if possible.
How it looks in the wild one meter away, a few meters away... Such pictures are difficult to take, many times not good, but can be helpful for id.
Also close-up of all parts of the plant can be helpful (leaves, calyx, corolla, stems, fruits).

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Re: Campanulaceae? | Acanthaceae
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 13 May 2018, 02:44:53 PM »
Thanks. Images of whole plants are often a bit difficult, as I usually only have a macrolens with me. I do try to include more details in my photos nowadays, though. :)

Cheers, Auke