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elouicious

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First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« on: November 28, 2022, 05:49:08 PM »
Hey gang-

while perusing my selected plants in California I came across some new (what I think are) first flowers!

the genus Macleania is not often discussed here but this is the info I have on the plant sourced from sacredsucculents.com

Macleania smithiana HBG89922 cl. F  “Femu-piu-tape”
Ericaceae. Evergreen shrub to 6’. Forms a large caudiciform lignotuber with age. Dark green to bluish-gray leaves, ovate to elliptical. Clusters of tubular flowers pinkish to red in color, white edible berries. One of the more tropical species from the wet forests of Panama, Columbia and Ecuador. Used for snakebite. More tolerant of heat and less tolerant of cold than others. Rooted cutting. Z10a/b

It is a beautiful plant with red new growth-



And I think these are the flowers?



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Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2022, 07:11:34 PM »
We can agree it's a beautiful plant.

Grats on the flowers.

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Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2022, 08:16:22 PM »
Digigarden!

been a while since I seen you my friend, hope you are good

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Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2022, 08:21:18 PM »
She's a beauty for sure! Nice job.

Great to see you around Digi

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Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2022, 09:13:02 PM »
Thanks i hope you guys are doing good as well as everyone else in this forum.

Later let us know the taste.

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Re: First flowers of Macleania smithiana
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2022, 02:20:27 PM »
ooo, 1st time seeing an epiphytic blueberry posted here, but not like i've been a member for that long.  i've grown a few different varieties over the years. most are pretty challenging outdoors here in the los angeles area. my friend had a really nice collection but it was largely wiped out one summer when temps hit 116F. i've only had a few different fruits but i think in all cases i decided to sow the seeds instead.  All The Fruits recently tasted macleania punctata...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFcWGZ3tGAs

 

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