Friday, January 29, 2010

Pretty picture: Duranta sp.


This picture is from the ex-job in I think October. We've seen Duranta once before here at PATSP, but I didn't know that's what it was then.

The first time around, what interested me about the plant was that the flowers smelled really good (like sugar cookies). I remember checking for a smell on this occasion, and being disappointed that there wasn't really any. If I remember correctly, they had it tagged as D. repens, but I think it's probably D. erecta.

My former employer still has the plant there as of last Saturday, but it's not flowering anymore, so it's not very likely to sell. I have no strong feelings about this either way. No idea what they're like as houseplants.


8 comments:

Иван said...

Hi.
You have an interesting blog!

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Autumn Belle said...

We have quite a lot growing here as hedges along public road, planted by the municipality. The tiny purple flowers are lovely. This looks like Duranta erecta.

Aerelonian said...

I've never heard of it before, but I like it.

Anonymous said...

Apparently repens and erecta don't indicate significant differences (I mean, I can certainly tell the difference when I'm repens). Flowers that smell like sugar cookies would be neat!

amy grace said...

Woo hoo! I've been wondering the name of that plant. I have a couple in my yard. Thanks :)

Mae said...

I think I have that plant in my backyard. I've never seen it flower, but the leaf shape and arrangement looks exactly like what we've got. It was never watered before I moved in in September so it's probably gonna take a long time before it flowers again.

By the way, how do you get your superscripts? Do you mess with the html? Or do you just have a preset shortcut key???

mr_subjunctive said...

Mae:

Using angle brackets instead of square brackets, I just type [sup] and [/sup]. Doing footnotes is a bit more complicated, but I have a basic template saved in Word, that I just copy and paste into the new post.

Mae said...

Thanks!