Friday, October 21, 2011

Rumble Among the Jungle, Matches 3.13 and 3.14

Rules and Stuff
1) It's probably possible to vote more than once per poll, but please don't. If I believe that someone is voting repeatedly, I will throw out those results, repost the poll, and seriously question that person's priorities.
2) If you want to link to a poll on Twitter / Facebook / your blog / whatever and encourage your friends to come and pump up the support for your favorite plants, you are encouraged to do so.
3) You are also encouraged to leave comments on Rumble posts, if so moved.
4) All photos will enlarge if opened in a separate window/tab.
5) You can choose which plant is "best" according to whatever criteria you decide for yourself. My personal process is a bit convoluted.1
6) All polls will be open for three days.

The results of matches 3.5 and 3.6:

Never really thought that Araucaria heterophylla had a chance at taking down Phalaenopsis / Doritaenopsis cvv. in match 3.5, so its loss (40 to 73) wasn't much of a shock, though it's still sad. To me. (I'm a little sentimental about Araucaria because one of my oldest plants is one.)

Hoya carnosa cvv. beat Cereus peruvianus in match 3.6, which is likewise not much of a shock. The final score: 67 to 44.

Phalaenopsis and Hoya carnosa will compete against one another on 25 October in match 4.3.

And now, the matches du jour:

Match 3.13
Adenium obesum (desert rose) vs. Haworthia spp.

(Various unidentified Adenium obesum cvv.)

Top row, L-R: Haworthia tessellata (?), H. NOID.
Middle row, L-R: Haworthia limifolia var. ubomboensis, H. cymbiformis (?), assortment.
Bottom row, L-R: Haworthia attenuata, H. limifolia var. limifolia.

Match 3.14 (the Pi Match!)
Cycas revoluta (sago palm) vs. Self-heading Philodendrons ('Autumn,' 'Prince of Orange,' 'Moonlight')

(Top: older Cycas revoluta. Bottom: young C. revoluta.)

Clockwise from top left: Philodendron 'Prince of Orange,' 'Moonlight,' 'Autumn,' 'Prince of Orange,' 'Moonlight.'


1 I'm deciding according to a hypothetical situation in which all of my houseplants are gone, as are all the other houseplants of the world, except for one producer/supplier/retailer. Said person is offering to restock me with one or the other of the plants in question but refuses to give me both. Which one would I choose?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Excuse me people, Adenium. Thank you very much.