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Geoff, as of now, how many genera of plants do you have as part of your botanical photographic collections? What camera do you use? You travel a lot or far like other countries to photograph those plants?
How many genera? I don't know exactly but a quick count suggests around 2,000. My online collections contain around 25,000 unique botanical/horticultural images.
The shots online cover only the last dozen or so years since I've been using digital equipment. I used to travel extensively for my shots but all on the photos online (other than a few Australia shots from my earlier collections) have been taken in New Zealand, though all over the country and we have very diverse climate zones.
Over the years I've used many brands of camera and lenses (Minolta, Leica, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Hasselblad, Sony, Tamron, Tokina, Sigma) in 35mm and medium format film and digital. Currently I'm using mainly a Sony NEX7 with the Sony 18-200 lens, though really any decent camera and lens will do.
As to the plant ID. Without a flower to go by it could be many things. Wait till it blooms and it should be far cleared.