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Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby old_skool » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:57 am

This pretty thing was found along the East Coast Park Connector Network, beside the canal just 200m north-east of the old Safra Sailing Club.

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Thanks in advance for the ID.
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Re: Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby old_skool » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:59 am

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Re: Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby green baron » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:57 pm

old_skool,
Refer to this page on how to post images from photo hosting site.


Here are the images

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paper_flower_02 by pico_d, on Flickr

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paper_flower_03 by pico_d, on Flickr

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paper_flower_01 by pico_d, on Flickr
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Re: Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby green baron » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:58 pm

Looks like a creeper from the cucumber family - Cucurbitaceae.
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Re: Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby AngieNg » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:55 pm

Yes, Cucurbitaceae, the typical wild cucumber climber - Gymnopetalum integrifolium.
Look out for the attractive marble-sized green fruits which ripen orange to red.
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Re: Creeper with white toilet paper-like flower

Postby old_skool » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:57 am

@Green Baron: Thanks for the tips on Flikr, and for the ID - think they've changed their url link thing. Might have to go back to using Photobucket.

@Angie: Thanks for confirmation.

Wow, awesome... I've been trying to get an ID for this for 2 years. :) We haven't seen this creeper's fruits yet though.

I've seen a similar creeper with cucumber-like fruits that turn from green to red. Sometimes in the green stage, the fruits look a little bit like long watermelons, light green with deep green stripes running from top to bottom. Squishy inside though, a bit soft like the texture of ladies fingers.
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