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Old 03-19-2019, 06:45 AM
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Good Evening,

I have a couple more plants I was hoping to get ID'd. These were both given to me as cuttings by a hobbyist who wasn't sure what they were. I'm 95% sure the first is Peperomia turboensis.


Plant #1: Peperomia species

The second is a weird sort of trailing vine/ground cover that at first I thought was baby tears or some sort of pilea, but now I am not so sure. I ordered baby tears (Pilea depressa) and found the leaves to be much smaller than this mystery plant, which has leaves just smaller than a dime.


Plant #2: ???


Plant #2: ???

I am hoping to identify the latter to at least the genus level, as I'm trying to keep better records of what I have growing.

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PM kimcmich. He should be able help out on that ID. He's another Nor Cal frogger.
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Greetings,

I am gratified by Varanoid's confidence in my id skillz but in this case I can only speculate (a flower would, of course, be very helpful).

This might be Plectranthus sp aka "Creeping Charlie" but that is very speculative.
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Greetings,

I am gratified by Varanoid's confidence in my id skillz but in this case I can only speculate (a flower would, of course, be very helpful).

This might be Plectranthus sp aka "Creeping Charlie" but that is very speculative.
Worth the shot to ask you. If the world depended on someone's guess I would still pick your guess. Thanks for chiming in.
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:24 AM
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Number one you are correct. I have that plant from glass box


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Old 03-27-2019, 04:22 AM
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Number one you are correct. I have that plant from glass box
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I am gratified by Varanoid's confidence in my id skillz but in this case I can only speculate (a flower would, of course, be very helpful).

This might be Plectranthus sp aka "Creeping Charlie" but that is very speculative.
It's possible, but that doesn't look quite right. If I ever get a flower I'll send it your way.

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I still think plant 2 is some sort of Pilea. It looks like "Pilea espresso" - or some plants labeled online as "Pilea espresso" - though some searchable images appear to have larger leaves.


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Another example from a houseplant source. The leaves are much larger than mine

That said, I'm coasting on vague intuition here. I couldn't describe a single taxonomy feature I'm using. I would speculate that the hobbyist who gave me a cutting probably got it from a frog website, since the other noID plants I got from him turned out to be a Ficus radicans, a Begonia glabra, and the aforementioned Peperomia turboensis, all GlassboxTropical stock. I think I'll be chalking it up to another unidentified Pilea, unless someone can point out a feature that makes it definitely not a Pilea.
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Greetings,

Pilea was another group I thought of when I looked at your plant but I couldn't find a good match for yours. The espresso seems to be right - or certainly a related cultivar if not the very same Pilea taxon.
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Plant #2 looks like Pilea depressa or Giant Baby Tears

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