User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 33 to 40 of 44

Thread: Aroids, Hoya, and other novelties

  1. #33
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    3,573
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So, it's likely the Proboscidea I have growing right now are actually parviflora hohokamiana; the other species I need to restart at some point again. The largest pod currently is longer than my hand
    Proboscidea parviflora hohokamiana by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Found this growing in my garden, got an ID only a few days ago
    Hibiscus trionum by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    And had several of these come up again this year as well. I think they may have crossed with the Mammoth Russians as well, as there are a few plants that look intermediate
    Evening Sun Sunflower by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Oh, and just because...
    Great Plains Spadefoot Toad by Hawken Carlton, on Flickr
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

  2. #34
    BS Bulldozer SubRosa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    1,484
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have a bit of rain lately? Around here once the breeding season is over Spadefoots only surface to keep from drowning!
    Judge not lest ye be judged creates a cesspool. Judge others and prepare to be judged by them.
    Just know when to keep the verdict to yourself.

  3. #35
    Cthulhu138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    3,413
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That's not a Great Plains Spadefoot or any other Scaphiopus species. It's likely a Woodhouse's Toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii).

  4. #36
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    3,573
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Strange, because they all have the spade on their feet that usually delineates the spadefoots from true toads. And around here, these toads stay above ground wherever it stays moist, like the nursery where I find these guys.
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

  5. #37
    Cthulhu138's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    3,413
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Most North American toads in the genus Anaxyrus have a distinct spade on their rear heel. They spend hot summer days in shallow depressions that they dig using the spades on their hind feet. This spade is just greatly exaggerated in Scaphiopus (Spea) species since they often spend the majority of the year in deep underground burrows. It's not the existence of but, rather the morphology and function of the spade in Spadefoot Toads that differentiate them from other genera.

    Anaxyrus woodhousii
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhouse%27s_toad
    https://www.google.com/search?q=anax...Ch0b3wCY&dpr=1

    Spade detail:
    http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs...hspadewa04.jpg


    Spea (Scaphiopus) bombifrons
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plains_spadefoot_toad
    https://www.google.com/search?q=spea...Ch3n0wCV&dpr=1

    Spade detail:
    http://www.joelsartore.com/stock/ANI071-00326/

  6. #38
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    3,573
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, can't say I haven't been wrong before....ID changed.
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

  7. #39
    marcus_r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Willimantic, Connecticut
    Posts
    148
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by hcarlton View Post
    This guy came to me as a cutting, and the person I got it from has had it in the family since 1915, so it's at least a century old.
    Wow! That's quite something.

    It's probably Hoya carnosa, incidentally.

    EDIT: Sorry—didn't realize that I was looking at the first page of a much longer thread, and that you had figured out the ID of the Hoya already!
    Last edited by marcus_r; 08-07-2015 at 08:27 AM.

  8. #40
    hcarlton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Greeley, CO, USA
    Posts
    3,573
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Eh, we've all done that on occasion.
    Everything has a reason, whether big or small. Never underestimate the power of what is or is not.
    There is far more to everything than meets the eye.
    Growlist

Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •