[Taxacom] help identify FL cultivated plant

Susan Pell susanpell at bbg.org
Tue Jul 1 13:40:07 CDT 2008


Dear Taxacomers,

We need some help identifying a plant painted by Jessica Tcherepnine, a
botanical artist and member of Brooklyn Botanic Garden Florilegium Society.
Please take a look at the illustration and description and let me know if
you have an identification for this plant:

Illustration:
http://bbg.org/img/Unknown_FL_Cultivated_Plant.jpg

Limited description (all that is available outside of the illustration):
8-10 foot leafy shrub with glossy green leaves. Leaves dropped after she cut
the stem to bring it back to NY to paint. No evident exudate. Fruits were
hard and ripened from green to red. The plant was growing next to a swimming
pool in Florida.

Thank you in advance for your help identifying this mystery plant!!

Cheers,
Susan

-- 
Susan K. Pell, Ph.D.
Molecular Plant Systematist and Laboratory Manager
Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1000 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11225
USA
email: susanpell at bbg.org





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