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Some kind of a gourd?

Posted by sophiera (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 19, 14 at 4:58

A mysterious plant sprouted in my pot a long time ago. I let it grow to see what it is.

And to my surprise it's some kind of a spindly tendril plant!
It had two tiny bulbs at the base of the leaves. I remember seeing this plant as a herb but then I didn't read it in detail.


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

close up of the littler orbs


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Not like any gourd I ever saw. Ever seen it bloom?


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Nope, it's still too young to bloom.


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Looks like a Mandevilla to me


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Orbs are extra-floral nectaries and serve as egg mimics.

Here is a link that might be useful: Passiflora extrafloral-nectaries


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Wow, A mandevilla?! I can't wait to see it bloom now! :D


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RE: Some kind of a gourd?

Mandevilla twines, no tendrils.


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