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Murdannia loriformis or bracteata?

Posted by sebastian130880 West Germany (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 30, 08 at 15:58

Sorry, I think, I didn't send this Message(I think, an accident has happened):

So, again:

I don't know - is it bracteata or loriformis:

http://forum.garten-pur.de/Quer-durch-den-Garten-35/Murdannia-29297_msg815661A.htm#msg815661

Are you able to view(see) the 3 pics in big?

If not, let me know it!

The German gardeners can't help me, could you?

Sorry about my grammatically writing...

Ich freue mich auf Antworten von EUCH!

I am happy, to read your answers.

Greets
Sebastian


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RE: Murdannia loriformis or bracteata?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 23, 09 at 16:04

Assuming it is one of the two, you should be able to tell by the following descriptions on eFloras. The thing that sticks out to me when I very quickly skimmed the descriptions is that M bracteata grows from horizontal rhizomes while M loriformis has no rhizomes.

Murdannia bracteata: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=3&taxon_id=240001471

Murdannia loriformis: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=3&taxon_id=240001477

Below is the key to the Murdannia genus for China which includes both species.

Murdannia key: http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=121330

Here is a link that might be useful: Murdannia Key


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