Identification forum: The folly of leaves

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Sep 7, 2012 11:38 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Took this photo today of a pot I have of H. sipitanguensis....there are two 'clones' of it: one I got from Ted Green and the other from Joni...and I don't know who is who in the pot and the leaves could all be the name plant. Could anyone identify this only from the leaves? I can hear them now..."Well, it looks like H. sipitanguensis but the leaves are too small/too large/too red/not green enough...
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Oct 31, 2012 3:57 AM CST
Name: Mitzi Costa
Sao Paulo/Brazil
All the nice leaves that I received with this gorgeous colours, disappear in a month after arriving at my home!!!!! I wish I could preserve this red colour, but I can't. Probably needs more sun that I can provide. So sad!
Oct 31, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices. is the light!!!
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Nov 2, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Name: Dee Enslow
Chipley, FL (panhandle)
I have a few different ones that the leaves turn really red in our sun. Pentaphlebia is one that turns a dark red not that bright red like yours.

Jul 27, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
These two leaves are next to eachother on the same plant. Now...if describing a plant's can one describe the leaves? Wide shoulders? Longer than wide? Lacunose?

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Jul 27, 2013 5:04 PM CST
Name: Olesya Golland
New Jersey
Which Hoya is this?
Jul 27, 2013 6:50 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
It's an undeted hoya at Ted Green's name. He collected it in Sabah, I believe.
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Jul 27, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Name: amber mcmyne
lisle, new york
that H. sipitanguensis has some of the most beautiful leaves ive seen!!! cant wait till i have some someday! i love any leaves that change colors with bright light!!! i really miss my obscura that changed to red under bright light... it was so beautiful... lost it in a freak early frost last year...
enjoy that which god has given us... family, friends... and plants!
Jul 27, 2013 9:10 PM CST
Name: Coralee
Interesting! Do you think this is how plants get identified incorrectly? I've had plants put on new growth for me that look nothing like the old growth it had when they came.

I've seen a lot of comments on here about waiting for flowers to blooms for a positive ID of a plant. Do flowers vary like this as well or are they ALWAYS the same? Does one have to take both leaf and flower into account?
Jul 27, 2013 10:21 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
As I understand it....there are some basic factors that determine the ID...a match or not. I am sure every taxonomist has a variation...but they are the coronal lobes, the calyx and the pollinaria. Color/size can all vary...especially color. That's why people ask to see flowers....there is a lot of information in the coronal lobes!!!!-
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