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Plant Identification: SOLVED: Hummingbird flowers and folage

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Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2002
8:15 PM

Post #35826

The flowaers are on the ends of the new growth. As it puts out new growth the ends branch out several times and a flower form on the tips of each new branch. One of these is fully grown and about to open and the other one is fully open.

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July 13, 2002
8:56 PM

Post #301782


Thanks for the extra information

I think I've found a possible match, unfortunately there doesn't appear to be any good pics on the web so if someone else has a pic or can confirm this I'd be grateful.

Manettia cordifolia

It might not be this species but I belive Manettia is the genus

July 13, 2002
9:17 PM

Post #301791

Because the pic isn't very good here are a few pics of others in the genus so you can compare habit and leaves.
Gulfport, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 13, 2002
10:52 PM

Post #301853

this one has thrown me for a loop too, lol.
i found this pic at tyty..looks like an exact match

but when i did a google search for "manettia inflata" i came up with this.

Kentwood, LA
(Zone 8b)

July 13, 2002
11:10 PM

Post #301868

Baa, That looks like it. MsJen, It looks like the first picture. The Brazillian Firecracker vine. (Rubiaceae Manettia Cordifolia. Whatever it is, it will still be my hummingbird vine. I love it and so do they.
Thanks to all of you for your help. That was very generous of you to put in all of that time to look for the real name.

July 14, 2002
8:56 AM

Post #302266


Thanks a lot for the extra pics :)


At least now you have the Genus name if not the species :)


Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)

July 14, 2002
6:38 PM

Post #302550

So we have a positive ID? Great! I'll move the photos to the M. cordifolia entry - good work, all!!! (I hope KayJones posts her Ipomoea coccinea photo in the PDB; it's a much better shot than the one I found when I was trying to help busybee with this plant...)

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