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biodiversity in Amadeo

This is a discussion on biodiversity in Amadeo within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I was there last Sunday and snapped a few photos. I can't identify the single ...

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    Default biodiversity in Amadeo

    I was there last Sunday and snapped a few photos. I can't identify the single post-like plant life with no leaves, and the huge pink cabbage rose-like bloom.

















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    Neat Pics! One looks like a dayflower. What is the purple next to last pic? Pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Neat Pics! One looks like a dayflower. What is the purple next to last pic? Pretty!
    Looks like some sort of sage. The pink cabbage like bloom looks like a Dahlia.
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    Hey there,

    Here are my guesses. The pink cabbage looks like a Red Torch Ginger to me or maybe something related. I saw a bunch of them all over Maui when I was there about a month ago. Here's a pic of one of the ones I saw.

    If you do a google search, you can find ones that look even more like the one in your picture. http://www.google.com/custom?domains...D%3A1%3B&hl=en

    As far as the weird post thing with no leaves... maybe it's related to a monstera or an arum. The monstera is a fern type plant that has flowers that look a little bit like calla lilies. Calla lilies are in the Arum genus. The flowers have a post in the middle that turns into the fruit. The 'petal' falls off and the post ripens.

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    Hmm - ginger - - certainly has the right waxy consistency...

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    Thanks for sharing your trip, Nelson!

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    Thanks for sharing these photos... are all these plants native?

    Isn't it interesting that many of the above plants can now also be seen in our gardens!!!

    when I was growing up, I loved playing with the little leaves of the little pink puffball... I think they are called Mimosa...

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    Nice photos!

    The one with the stick with no leaves seems to definitely be an arum... I think it could be a species of Amorphophallus...

    Where is Amadeo? In Asia?

    I agree, it is most likely or is a torch ginger; Etlingera elatior...

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    Default Thank you, guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    Nice photos!

    Where is Amadeo? In Asia?

    -Pat
    Amadeo is a town adjacent to Tagaytay, one of the highest altitude areas nearest Manila. It is a bit cooler in those towns (Tagaytay, Silang, Amadeo, Mendez, Alfonso) compared to Manila hence a number of nurseries are located there.

    Plus, the view from Tagaytay is to me one of the most breathtaking anywhere.

    For example, here is what was in front of me as I had lunch in Josephine's Restaurant. The lake is actually the crater of a relatively dormant volcano, and the island, Volcano Island, has steaming vents. Of course it can decide to explode anytime, lol...

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    That is breathtaking, Nelson!

    What's that running out into the water on the left of the picture?

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