Needing expert's ID for this plant

Pasig City, Philippines

Can the experts again please ID this orange-flowering plant?
Thanks!

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Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

Could it be a Justicia?

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

Hetty, I think you might be right - I have one in my yard, but it didn't come with a label, so I didn't know what to call it.

(Zone 9a)

Check out the many Crossandras.
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/search.php?q=crossandra

I think it is pretty close to several of them.

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

It looks like a Crossandra infundibuliformis...Those are great plants..there are different colors too.

Lee's Summit, MO(Zone 6a)

OK, that looks like what I have - thanks for the i.d. - I will label it now as Crossandra.

Pasig City, Philippines

Thank-you , all, for the help. I went to the link provided by Ardesia, and it looks like my orange-flowering plants are indeed Crossandra.

I hope you don't mind but I do have other plants brought -in by my gardener and he doesn't use scientific names for them. This one in the picture he calls welcome plant. My problem is I don't know if it is a tree, a bush or a vine that needs support. So can anyone again please help me ID it ?

Thanks a lot to you all!

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Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

It's hard to tell in that photo. It helps if we can see leaf and bloom detail.
It does resemble a Jacaranda tree...see if it looks like anything on this link, especially the leaves
http://toptropicals.com/html/toptropicals/catalog/photo_db/J.htm?NumPerPage=20&NumPerLine=4&listonly=0&first=0

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Pasig City, Philippines

Hi rjuddharrison!

WOW! Thanks for that wonderful link!
While I do my homework comparing leaves, here's the close-up of the leaves of that plant in my garden.
Thanks a lot!

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Pasig City, Philippines

Hi rjuddharrison!

Here's the result of my ID search for that plant...it seems to be a member of the bignonia family and commonly called pink trumpet vine...it is a vine although I would have preferred it to be a tree.

Thanks.

Xai Xai, Mozambique

a pity it wasn't a Jacaranda, they are sooooooooooo gorgeous!!!! South Africa, where i originally come from, is very famous for them. but last i heard that they are now illegal to plant here because they have become invasive. such i pity i do so adore their display of color!
isaac

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Your welcome...I frequent that sight a lot!

Atenas, Costa Rica

Yes Bignoniaceae, purple flowers= Podranea ricasoliana native to southern Africa.

Bignonia

Atenas, Costa Rica

How many dogs do you have? The dog in the picture is called here a "Galgo"

Pasig City, Philippines

Hi Bignonia!

I have 6 dogs compared to your nine. I understand that you take care of street dogs, what a noble undertaking!

I have 2 whippets ( picture shown here), 2 basset hounds and 2 new addition...puppies with mixed breed of Japanese spitz and chow-chow.
The Galgo dog of Bravehearts mom is soooo handsome..I haven't seen one in my country.

Thanks for the info.

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Xai Xai, Mozambique

we have five dogs, and unfortunately one is very sick. She is also an abandoned dog, a fox terrier crossed with a bull terrier. she is now 13 years old, but she is sick, and i don't know if she will make it. i really hope so, we love her sooooooo much.
dogs are such wonderful companions, i don't think i will be able to survive without one!
isaac

Pasig City, Philippines

Hi Isaac,

When my male whippet got dog flu, he was pampered like a baby.
This is the picture taken of him then as the vet said he needs to get warm.
He recovered pretty fast!

I suggest you act like a dad to your sick dog and give him your best parenting care,
as that maybe his last memory of you.:)

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Atenas, Costa Rica

Here in Costa Rica there is a disease transmitted by ticks. So not all the species of ticks can transmit that disease to dogs, but I will say it is one of the main problems in the area where I live. Some of my dogs had Ehrlichia, then they were treated with an antibiotic for 3 weeks. Part of the life in the tropics!
westraad I hope that your friend feel better. They really can feel our love for them.

I would like to have a basset hound!

Xai Xai, Mozambique

Hi,
as in i told in the other thread, my dear friend died. She was the best dog we have ever had, and extremely smart. we all miss her terribly.
here and in South Africa we also get Typhus (sp?) from the ticks, though our dogs have never had it. a lot of americans who come here get it though, and thats strange as we never get it.
your whippet is very beautiful, and i am glad he is better!
isaac

Houston, TX(Zone 9a)

Ohhh..that reminded me how we use to pick those fat ticks off of our dogs in Liberia and The Gambia...fat fat fat ticks

Pasig City, Philippines

Hi Isaac and Bignonia,

I have been using this product as recommended by my vet to prevent ticks from attacking my pet dogs: FIPRONIL FRONTLINE SPRAY. After the regular shampoo or washing of your pet, spray this product on the coat. I have not had any problem with ticks and fleas eversince I used it.

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Balaitalisai, just a note on your podranea....they put out roots like crazy. I found roots a 1/2 inch in diameter 20 feet away from the base of the plant. And, the plant does root everywhere it touches the ground.

Atenas, Costa Rica

Hi balaitalisai,

I use for my dogs a collar made by Frontline company. It works for at least 2-3 months. There are other companies that make this kind of collars.

Xai Xai, Mozambique

We use Frontline drops for our dogs.

Pasig City, Philippines

Hello THEMOONHOWL,

Thanks for the warning...gosh, it's going to be a another morning glory nightmare! :(

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

But they are so beautiful....just take care to put it someplace you can keep an eye on it. Mine was at the back of a raised flower bed....hence the rapid spread...it liked the loose rich soil...grin

Won't be as bad as Morning Glories... it does not seed like they do.

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