Name that plant

Back to Name that Plant

Details:
  • Region Photo Was Taken

    West

  • City

    Hawai'i

  • State

    Hawaii

  • Posted by

    Hawaiianlilikoi

Notes:

All I know is it’s supposed to bear something that’s edible. (Fruit?) (nut?)

Comments

  • Bobby Master Identifier says:

    So should Hawaiianlilikoi have the rescue squad stand by when she tries out the fruit?

    August 4th, 2015 at 7:23pm

  • Hawaiianlilikoi Apprentice says:

    Thank you for your help though. When I originally posted this, I could not remember what it was called

    August 4th, 2015 at 5:13pm

  • Hawaiianlilikoi Apprentice says:

    I just found out that this is a cutting from a cutting off the mother plant that did bear fruit.

    August 4th, 2015 at 5:56pm

  • Hawaiianlilikoi Apprentice says:

    Yes I meant a naranjilla. It is still young and in a pot. I was just told that this is what it is.

    August 4th, 2015 at 3:47pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    parityanimal is correct. The plant in the photo is Gynura aurantiaca. Hawaiianlilikoi, the plant you menntioned perhaps is ‘Naranjilla’ (Solanum quitoense). It does bear edible fruits. Although both have velvety purplish looking leaves. The Naranjilla leaf’s edge and veins are different than Gynura aurantiaca’s. Best wish! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_quitoense#/media/File:Naranjillaplant.jpg

    August 4th, 2015 at 2:31pm

  • Hawaiianlilikoi Apprentice says:

    Okay I just found out that it is a Naranjia. Originally from Peru and the fruit is definitely edible.

    August 4th, 2015 at 11:18am

  • Hawaiianlilikoi Apprentice says:

    No it’s something called a narajia or something like that? The fruit it produces is supposed to be edible

    August 4th, 2015 at 11:01am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Oh, and I would not recommend eating it…

    August 4th, 2015 at 10:21am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Or perhaps another Gynura. There are several similar plants in the genus.

    August 4th, 2015 at 10:08am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Looks like a Gynura aurantiaca, Purple Velvet Plant to me.

    August 4th, 2015 at 10:59am

  • Advertisement

Leave A Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.