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May 8, 2012 9:33 AM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
I was scanning some old photos last night and I thought I would throw a few up here for others to see.
(large images warning)

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This is a plant that was growing on a fallen log in the Lyon Botanical Garden in the Manoa Valley of Honolulu, on Oahu, Hawaii.

May 8, 2012 9:36 AM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
This is a Dischidia ovata climbing on a trunk in the Waimea Botanical Garden on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

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And another:

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May 8, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
Here are a couple taken at Kartuz' Nursery in Vista, California, near San Diego. The species is D. major (often referred to as rafflesiana) if I recall correctly.

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The vines on this one (and other species, like Hoya darwinii) would climb up to the greenhouse supports and where they hit the horizontal bars, they would make many of the bullate leaves in clusters. It was extremely hot in the upper areas of his greenhouses, and the leaves were bleached from the sun and heat, but they were growing, and flowers were abundant.

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Here is another form of the species, this time shot at Ted Green's on the NE shore of Oahu.

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May 9, 2012 12:05 AM CST
Name: Julie Kennedy
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May 9, 2012 8:53 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
David these are awesome...I'm a Dischidia fan...alot of people don't really like them cause for the most part they aren't very showy..but I love them. Creepy crawly plants always get my attention. Rolling on the floor laughing
May 9, 2012 10:12 AM CST
Name: David
San Francisco Bay area
Thanks MJ and Julie.

MJ, when you see Dischidias in nature they really are crawly - crawling with ants...
May 9, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
Hey, everyone needs a home...even ants..... Hilarious!
May 10, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Name: cindy
Delta, BC,Canada
Thanks David for sharing.I like Dischidias and I hope to be able to pick up a couple this summer while I am visiting Bangkok.
May 13, 2012 11:22 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Great shots David. I love dischidias too but I only have two at the moment D. ovata and D. ruscifolia. D. ovata hasn't flowered for me yet, so I think that I should give it brighter light and even some sun.

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