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I think this is some kind of Gesneriad but haven't got further than that


Roadside bank at the edge of degraded forest in the Cameron Highlands @ around 1800m

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craigwilliams 11 years ago

That was a good idea Viv, I hope they can help.
There are folk about who will sow your orchid seed for you if you want to get some flasks of young plants. If you fancy having a go yourself, there are various tutorials for DIY orchid prop online. Which have set seed. If they are native and local, you might be best off shaking the pods onto a promising looking tree when they split.

craigwilliams 11 years ago

I know what you mean Ashish, but Martynaceae is a New World family so unless this is an invasive weed it shouldn't be a member.

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Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Look like one of Martyniaceae family plant flowers.

VivBraznell 11 years ago

Thanks for the info Craig. I'll do a bit more searching. In the meantime I have just sent a copy of the first Spotting image to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, as they have done some research on Gesneriads. So fingers crossed tehy might come up with an ident.
While you are there, just as a matter of interest. Two of my Orchids, different types, have produced seed 'pods'. Could I do anything with these??

VivBraznell 11 years ago

Hi Craig! I have a spotting which I also think is a gesneriad that I found just up the lane.from here

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