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My Voacanga Africana is flowering!!! WTF?

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Hi Guys,

so my Voacanga Africana started flowering few weeks ago. This is the first time it flowered and i am a bit worried because some of the Branches turned black when it started flowering. I repotted and am giving Nutrients now but i am still worried because i love this Plant. It´s family. ;) So yeah, not sure what i want to say. Just felt like sharing the Pics and hope it´s not trying to procreate before it goes to Walhalla!

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Looks like something in the Lamiaceae family

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Hello Halcyon, it was sold to me 10 years ago as a Voacanga Africana. Not sure about the ID but the Plant itself looks very much like Voacanga, though i agree the flower looks different than what i know from Torsten Pics on Erow ID. Mmmhh. Possible this is really something else.

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Good Lesson to always question and verify the ID of a bought plant, especially when it´s a potentially deadly plant.

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Hi Guys,

so my Voacanga Africana started flowering few weeks ago. This is the first time it flowered and i am a bit worried because some of the Branches turned black when it started flowering. I repotted and am giving Nutrients now but i am still worried because i love this Plant. It´s family. ;) So yeah, not sure what i want to say. Just felt like sharing the Pics and hope it´s not trying to procreate before it goes to Walhalla!

i hope its all right in the long run -whatever species it turns out to be, i so feel ya on the "it's family"

finger's x'd that it sets you some good seed .

Ive been scouring the google images for flowering ones to see if i could detect any blackening for further clues but found nothing yet on that .

heres a cool site and a pic from it http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=145080&image_id=5145080-5.jpg.

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Here's a couple of pics of my voacangas in flower for comparison. EG your plants do not look like voacanga to me unfortunately.

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Hi Guys, thank you very much for clearing this up. Was greatly surprised that it isn´t a Voacanga because i trusted the ID. Pretty sure the seller grew it from fake Seed and didn´t know either. This german seller was actively selling the plant as voacanga for at least 10 years so please be careful when getting Voacanga from someone in Europe. Scary how fast you could end up dead when dealing with plants.

Plant is still family though! We´ve been through a lot and no one will be left behind! :)

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Agree with all the above posts about it not being Voacanga or a member of the Family Apocynaceae. Family Lamiaceae most likely - possibly Family Scrophulariaceae... Any photos of leaves and habit?

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the leaves look like my voacanga's to me x3

is just under 2 foot at the moment

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Where did you get it? I only know of one source that was selling Voacanga plants in Europe and that´s where i got mine from. Will post better pics. Feel free to post pics of yours too..i know this Plant fairly well and might recognize it!

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Are the new green shoots cross sections quadrangular, and have the leaves aromatic smell?

Could you post macro shots of a dissected flower cut in half lenghtwise with the stamens and stigmas exposed/countable?

Its an interesting plant you have, I'd love to know what it is.

Maybe really Scrophulariaceae, some angles the flower really looks like it.

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Where did you get it? I only know of one source that was selling Voacanga plants in Europe and that´s where i got mine from. Will post better pics. Feel free to post pics of yours too..i know this Plant fairly well and might recognize it!

i got it from yorskshire in the uk ......

and did you say the magick word "pics" ? .....

gladly :)

dang I cant zoom out any more and the plant has become so big that to snap a pic in full ...

my arm isnt long enough to hold up the rainforest box open to take that pic x] i guess it's something to be glad about for the plant tho ,

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lol , was hard to get my head in there to sniff the leaves , but i managed it ... just smelled like a rainforest to me , couldnt distinguish it from the others - thanks for that ID tip @kapitan

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^^ That's Voacanga...

Irie T,

Bang on.

My question is how big do these get????

Running out of space in my yard but just planted out a bunch of seedlings(50 odd) about 2 years old, that were totally root bound in there little baggies!

Found the seeds I got from the US, really easy to sprout had at least 100+ but managed to cull them down to 50 odd!

Respect,

Z

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Thanks Z..

I got one that is about 5y.o. and about 3-4m - expecting it to eventually reach 6-8m.. Hopefully not much bigger because it will outgrow its position..

back at ya with the respect...

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Thank you tarenna!, awesomesauce!

EG!!, lemme know how to take a cutting and it's yours fella if you want one , :) or can pm you the seller if you like

(because I already asked them if I could tell folk here who they were and how awesome but they wanted to remain private,

-unlike that cool guy in germany with the werdermannianus)

Yes Zaka! , terbo respect at your gardening skills!!! (still in shock at amazing alicia pics way back)

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