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JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2012
7:59 PM

Post #9290457

These both look like the same plant to me:

Callaeum macropterum http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1845/

Stigmaphyllon littorale http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/56862/

I am growing one of them, but I don't know which one.

Jeremy
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

September 30, 2012
7:47 PM

Post #9291529

Stigmaphyllon is much more common in the trade.
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2012
8:30 PM

Post #9291579

Thanks, Vestia. I'm fairly certain I have the Stigmaphyllon. I think it is in flower now (and definitely has a lot of the brown "butterfly" seeds), so I should be able to get a photo.

But are the two species actually different plants?? I can't tell any differences in the photos in Plant Files, but it may be that some of the photos have been incorrectly attributed to one or the other (or both!) of the plants.

Jeremy
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 1, 2012
8:53 AM

Post #9292101

Jeremy, I have two different yellow butterfly vines - both sold, from a nursery, as Stigmaphyllon. They are obviously different cultivars - one has LARGE yellow blooms and the other has small, quarter-size blooms. The seed pods are way bigger on one than on the other.

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 1, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9292136

I just looked both of these up to verify and Stigmaphyllon littorale seems to have a name change to: Stigmaphyllon bonariense
They do both look the same but are accepted separate names. I've sent in an error report for correction.

http://www.tropicos.org/Name/19500516?tab=acceptednames
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-19500516
JaxFlaGardener
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2012
12:48 PM

Post #9306168

Thanks, growin! I think it may just be that people have submitted incorrect photos for the 2 different plants, because when I look at the photos in Plant Files, they both look the same to me.

Jeremy
KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 15, 2012
4:50 PM

Post #9306419

Ya, Jeremy, but don't forget - we plant people are cross-eyed!!!!

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


October 15, 2012
6:14 PM

Post #9306483

Lol. But we get excited about bright colourful things.

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