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Plant ID please

Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

Dear all.
I have this small shrub which a friend gave me but did not have a name (common or scientific). I recently planted it into the ground and it soon sent out flowers. It's about 2.5 ft. hifh with several branches starting low down.; large dark green leaves. I am attaching 2 photos for information. I would really like to have an ID. Many thks.
George de Verteuil - In Trinidad, 12 deg north, average temp about 33deg C day/25Deg C night, lots os rain!

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Fort Lauderdale, FL(Zone 10b)

The plant looks as though its in the 'ginger' family.

Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

No! It's definitely not a ginger. I grow lots of the latter and the leaves and form of the plant are so differtent. Thanks for your input. I hope that someone else can help.
George.

Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

Thank you Metrosideros. I think that you got it right (partly so, anyway). It surely must be a Sanchezia, but I am not so sure of the species. The infloresence internodes of my plant seem shorter and flowers have not yet emerged between bracts. Maybe I am too impatient and they will show in time. Incidently, since its publication on the WWW about 2 years ago, I always check "The Plant List" website for latest accepted name. It seems that S. noblis has been reduced to synonymy for S. oblongata.
I will post more pictures as the inflorescence develops.

Keaau, HI

Yes, please show the flowers and mature bracts.

Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

OK, about 5 weeks later, here are acouple of photos showing the flowers and more extended bracts. Is it a form of S. oblongata? It's a big plant (think it will be a shrub soon!), Leaves are very large -8" long by 5-6" wide. Stems alout 3/4" thick. This species seems to be very variable based on the photos I saw on Google. Further comments much appreciated.
PS. very readily propagated from cuttings.
George.

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Tortuga, Trinidad and Tobago

Has anyone confirmed this as Sanchezia? If yes, any idea what species it is?
Thks, George

Keaau, HI

It is certainly a Sanchesia.

http://tolweb.org/Sanchezia/65598

Maybe a type of Sanchesia oblonga; http://images.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Sanchezia+oblonga%22&biw=1024&bih=629&sei=uTDnULyaB4XQkgXkyoCYAg&tbm=isch

But not sure about the species as there is not much information available, except for a few species.

http://images.google.co.uk/search?q=%22Sanchezia+oblonga%22&biw=1024&bih=629&sei=uTDnULyaB4XQkgXkyoCYAg&tbm=isch

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