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Another plant ID

Posted by ShirlZee 5 (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 17, 14 at 17:47

Here's another vine flower that looks rubbery and grows up all sorts of trees here in the Riviera Maya Mexico. Any idea what it is? Thanks.


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RE: Another plant ID

  • Posted by susanc Z9/Sunset 17 CA (My Page) on
    Fri, Jan 17, 14 at 20:17

Maybe Vigna caracalla, snail vine? -If you could also post pics of the entire plant and of the leaves, I am sure someone here could id it for you conclusively.

Here is a link that might be useful: Vigna caracalla, snail vine


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RE: Another plant ID

Phaseolus speciosa or a close relative. Keel petal is curled into a bent S-shape. P. caracalla Flower makes several corkscrew turns in one direction.


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RE: Another plant ID

I checked out the photos of the Vigna caracalla, snail vine and it's exactly the same flower. Thanks susanc.


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RE: Another plant ID

The photos on that site are mislabeled. In my link, see figure 8, C & D (Cochliasanthes = caracalla) vs. fig. 10, E (Sigmoidotropis, the group that includes speciosus , elegans, ampla, etc.)

Here is a link that might be useful: Delgado-Salinas et.al. on American


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