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Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Posted by gonzer (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 25, 10 at 17:19

This's the caulescent form of tectorum with a very long inflo. On the bottom is the small form of heteromorpha which finally bloomed after many years.

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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Neat pictures gonzer. Its probably the only way I will ever see those blooms.
They just wont bloom here.

Bob


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Hi gonzer,

Great pics and great plants. Just love that tectorum. If I could ask, have you grown that as a hanging plant, or do you have it sprawling across a surface of some sort? Fantastic specimen.

Cheers, Paul


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

It's a hanger Paul. Although I have a few specimens that have rooted on cork hanging allows the plant to fully expand 360.
Bob, don't feel bad, these guys are VERY shy bloomers.


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

I think this is the same as your first plant Gonzer. I have now started taking pictures with the label when I get a new airplant because this brain just can't remember them all....


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Cabo, howzabout some different views of that plant? From that lone shot it resembles T. werdermanii.


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Hey Gonzer - see if these are any better. It is in a tree surrounded with roses so a little difficult....LOL



and caulescent is a familiar name to me and not werdermanii but you never know with me... :-)


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Well, it's not a form of tectorum, that's for sure. just from the sheer size of T. latifolia would be my guess but the abundance of scales is weird. It really looks like a monster pupurea. Let's wait for bloomage.


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Wouldn't be an odd form of straminea would it?
-andy


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Andy is right - found a picture with the label - straminea tall white. I'll post another picture when it blooms.


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

I've never seen an example of that plant although I've seen them for sale.


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RE: Interesting T. tectorum and T. heteromorpha

Woohoo! I think I just earned myself a cookie...off to go hunt in the kitchen (although I think I will be disappointed).


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