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Posted By:emin

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2010-10-11 13:05:18
Emin, if you read this, could you possibly supply some info on where you found this picture, please. It would help out tremendously. Many thanks... :)
2010-10-11 12:57:09
Poppy, the word for the scientific name 'tortum' means, 'twisting and turning stems'. Here is the link where I found this out...
2010-10-11 11:33:04
Maybe it might be the specific name, I'm not sure. It's all so confusing, isn't it ? And I'm having some trouble trying to get a direct email address to email Jane too. The page that has a way to contact her on the radio station's link, does not allow for attachments to be sent. What a bother... :( I'll keep on trying though....
2010-10-11 11:14:11
I still think that 'tortum' is the specific name but the genus is missing.... I went through all the tortums I could find, and nothing.
2010-10-11 11:00:35
I forgot to say as well, I think that 'Tortum' might be a place in Turkey. So maybe that might help also to ID this plant....
2010-10-11 10:57:34
Oh dear ! :( I could email this picture to a person who comes on the radio to talk about plants. She could very well identify it. She has brought out books and is on a plant show here in Australia. Her name is Jane Edmanson. We've got nothing to lose and everything to gain by asking her. Maybe I could ask her for a private ID, instead of her doing that on air, just in case I'm not here to listen to her. What do you think ? And thanks too for eliminating what this plant isn't either. I appreciate it...:)
2010-10-11 10:43:23
Mary: Definitely not a philodendron. As for Bromeliad, its foliage generally grows in a rosette, so that appears to be out of the question also because this plant’s leaves grow from a single tall stem. As the flower clusters are dressed in ‘fur coats’ this could well be a plant that grows in places where the days are warm but nights very cold, such as on mountain sides in otherwise warm countries. Looks like we’re stumped. ;-(
2010-10-08 12:18:05
Poppy, on closer inspection of the plant, I narrowed it down to 3 possibilities. One, by the look of the leaves, this could be a philodendron. Then I thought after looking at the pinkisk parts of the flower,that it could be a bromeliad, because they look like those kind of flowers. I thought too that it could also be an orchid, but I'm too sure about that now. On first sight of the photo, I thought that this plant could be a bulb, but I don't think so. The name 'tortum' means wrong/injustice. I don't know what the connection is to the plant then with that name. More research I think. If I find something, I will let you know... :)
2010-10-08 10:49:32
Emin, do you have any info on this plant? Your caption 'tortum' could well be the specific name (the second part) of the scientific name, but the genus (the first part) is missing, so there's no way of finding out what this could be...