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Giant Honey Flower
Melianthaceae
Melianthus major


davidberkeley
davidberkeley

Melianthaceae Family

Melianthus Genus

Location

A garden in Berkeley

Physical Description
Plant is fast growing, tall (about 5 ft), with long leaves that appear serrated. Has a single reddish flower coming out the top, however it hasn't bloomed yet so its shape is unknown. Flower appeared in late March.


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Melianthaceae
Geraniales
Geraniales
Cranesbill Order
Malvidae
Mallow Class
Eurosids
Real Rose Class
Rosids
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Rose-Like Class
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
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Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
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Streptobionta
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Giant Honey Flower
Here is what the blossom ended up looking like. Kinda looks like it\'s from an age when dinosaurs roamed. I always called this plant the Cretaceous plant before I knew what it was actually called.



Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves




Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves




Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves




Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves




Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves




Tall Plant with Pointed Leaves


  Identifier Research
Giant Honey Flower
gardengeek
April 08, 2012
Melianthaceae
Melianthus major
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Poisonous, comes from South Africa

Comment: Giant Honey Flower, Melianthus major

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gardengeek
gardengeek
April 26, 2012
I've never seen a plant in this family. It's distantly related to Geraniums.

Geraniales
gardengeek
gardengeek
April 20, 2012
What does the flower look like now?
davidberkeley
davidberkeley
April 08, 2012
Yes that is definitely it!
gardengeek
gardengeek
April 08, 2012
I think it's a Giant Honey Flower.

https: google.com search?q=Melianthus+major
Entheogen
Entheogen
April 08, 2012
Pinnate leaves, with a winged rachis and perfoliate leaves around the main stem, that's different.
gardengeek
gardengeek
April 08, 2012
This one is really stumping me! I've asked a few friends to take a look. I would love to know what this is. Worst case, when the flower opens, someone will know it.
It's got to be somewhere near the top of the Plantae Tree of Life.

Plant Orders 2
davidberkeley
davidberkeley
April 07, 2012
I added a couple of images. Including where the petiole of the leaf attaches to the main stem. Also along the leaf, where the sub-leaflets attach (I'm not sure of the proper terminology) there is a flap of some kind. I also posted a close-up of the flower, although I'm not completely sure it is a flower anymore.
gardengeek
gardengeek
April 06, 2012
It looks like a member of the Apiaceae family, but a red flower puts that in doubt...
Could you get a close-up of where the petiole (leaf stem) attaches to the main stem? and any other features that you may find interesting on the plant. I'll do my best.

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