Callisia repens? Cross-post

Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)August 7, 2012

Have 2 plants that have been ID'd as C. repens but they're different plants. Any thoughts on this?

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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It's not unusual for there to be considerable variation within a species from plant to plant. I have 3 Styrax japonica (Japanese snowbell) growing on as future bonsai and they all exhibit markedly different 'personalities'; which leads to the question, "Why couldn't your plants be the same species or a variant of the species?"

Al

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 10:34AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

I've asked myself this also. But since I'm just a dabbler, I don't have the answer. But I find myself muttering, like, "We have plants with multiple names, changed names, disputed names, but these 2 definitely-different-to-me plants have to share the same name? Ridiculous!"

Thanks for the introspection!

Cat in the Hat fans? Thing 1 and thing 2...

    Bookmark   August 7, 2012 at 10:39AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

At the price of admitting how dumb it was to overlook the backs of the leaves, I must to draw everyone's attention to it. One's purple on the back, one's plain. Yeah, I know... feel free to really let me have it (after taking another look of course,) if you can do better than "brain fart" which I'll go ahead and throw out there... TIA!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 12:33PM
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birdsnblooms

Purple. Do you have a new pic to show front and back foliage?

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 1:42PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Yes, sorry I didn't make that clear, they were added to NTP post.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 2:04PM
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birdsnblooms

Purple, you did make it clear by THIS, but I didn't notice the date which was posted a few days ago. Sorry.

Is the plant in pic 6 the same as pic 1? Leaf shape differs...???

I love the deep red/purple stems..

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 2:12PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

In the original post for this on NTP, the first 5 pics are of one plant, then it says plant #2, under that are 3 pics of a different plant. Then yesterday I added one pic of the back of the leaves of each plant. One of these days they'll make big enough computer screen to post them next to each other... I hope. Thanks for looking!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 3:26PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Jury's still out... any further thoughts?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:17AM
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birdsnblooms

Purple, just a guess, but plant one an two resemble Callsias, but different varieties.

I'm going by leaf shapes.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Thanks, Toni!

I think I have figured this out. Plant #2 is Callisia repens. Plant #1 is seen at Glasshouse Works website, "CALLISIA ITSY BITSY" and is unidentified regarding species. Hard to believe nobody has gotten around to naming this plant.

Plants listed in alphabetical order here, if anyone wants to look.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:15AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

OK, if anybody cares, I think I have figured out what the mystery "not Callisia repens" plant is! Callisia monandra, from Mexico.

I'd chalked it up to perceptive differences but was never satisfied that the Glasshouse Works plant reportedly has 'eggshell blue' flowers, whatever color that would be, definitely not white like my plant.

Here's a pic of some from Jan., with Easter cactus.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 5:59PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Oops, was there a pic?

    Bookmark   April 24, 2013 at 11:49PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

SOAB! I see they've added a "red reminder" for people like me. Wish they would just fix the programming though.

It's this guy. The NTP discussion and pics (including the flowers) will still come up although it's atrophied from the regular listings.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2013 at 9:48AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

Still trying to figure this out, new pics on NTP, if anyone has anything at all to say.

Callisia monandra?

Does anyone else have a mystery creeping plant like this?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 12:44PM
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raylynn2(8a)

I think I have the same plant posted in the cactus forum trying to get an id :) does it grow really fast and break of pretty easily? Sorry just wondering because mine does.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 7:06PM
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raylynn2(8a)

I think I have the same plant posted in the cactus forum trying to get an id :) does it grow really fast and break of pretty easily? Sorry just wondering because mine does.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2013 at 7:07PM
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