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    Default Looks like Bamboo, but Not!

    Aloha All!

    A neighbor gave me this and it's really a strange looking plant to me. Looks like Bamboo and the stalk is green with the nodes that very much resembles a bamboo plant.

    Can anyone Identify?
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    No clue, but it does look interesting!

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    And how's it going? Missed your posts!

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    I do not know this plant, but better close-ups of flowers/flower clusters might give me some ideas where to start looking.

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    Thanks Bro:
    Here's what it looks like up close:
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    It's not an orchid it looks like poisonous plant where the stems and leaves will ooze a milky sap when damaged common name is Devil's backbone.

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    Slipper Plant = Pedilanthus bracteatus.

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    Chris got it. Usually accepted as Euphorbia bracteata now. Taxonomists don't just mess with orchid names.

    Zain was close too, with the common name Devil's Backbone more often used for Pedilanthus/Euphorbia tithymaloides.

    The close-up pictures made it clear it was a Euphorb. That would have a been a short path to find it if Chris hadn't beaten me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Chris got it. Usually accepted as Euphorbia bracteata now. Taxonomists don't just mess with orchid names.

    Zain was close too, with the common name Devil's Backbone more often used for Pedilanthus/Euphorbia tithymaloides.

    The close-up pictures made it clear it was a Euphorb. That would have a been a short path to find it if Chris hadn't beaten me to it.
    Experimented with it a bit as an indoor landscape plant in the late 80's. Needed too much sun for new growths to stay upright. We referred to it as Euphorbia back then.

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    AWESOME guys! I knew one of you would get it. "Mahalo", "Salamat", "Arrigato", "Thank You" and Much Grass to all.

    Hope you all are doing well and I've been kinda busy, so I don't get to browse the internet much lately. And besides, with all the Experts around here ... not having my two cents worth of knowledge around isn't going to bring down this site. LOL!

    And for all new commers, THIS IS THE BEST SITE when it comes to learning about orchids and other plants ... barr none.

    Aloha all!

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