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Hello “Yesterday” – in Chennai.: This is my introduction to the first sapling of Yesterday-Today-Tomrrow,
Brunsfelsia pauciflora, which has not only survived but borne its first bloom in our garden in Chennai..
I hope to see the blue and white versions on the “today” and “tomorrow” of its flowering.

Two plants from Kottayam and one from Coorg have bitten the dust, which is why I was thrilled and astounded to meet “Yesterday” today, ie. 25th March.
Mine is still a baby compared to the glorious sight and scent of the trees at Cumili, Kerala, and Mercara, Coorg, but I hope to make it thrive here in Chennai.


 

Solanaceae Week: Brunfelsia pauciflora ‘Eximia’ from Delhi: Brunfelsia pauciflora (Cham. & Schltdl.) Benth., Prodr. 10: 199 1846. cv Eximia
syn: Franciscea pauciflora Cham. & Schltdl.; Brunfelsia calycina Benth. var. eximia (Scheidw.) Bailey & Rafill.
This famous cultivar of Brunfelsia pauciflora is interesting in larger blue flowers fading to white, hence the following common names

Common names: Morning-noon-and-night; yesterday-today-and tomorrow; yesterday-and-today
Photographed from Khalsa College in Delhi


 

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Brunfelsia pauciflora (Cham. & Schltdl.) Benth. synonym Brunfelsia pauciflora var. calycina (Benth.) J.A.Schmidt


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Attaching an image of a Common Emigrant butterfly on the flower of Franciscea eximia (YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW)


 

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SL 245 19122013: Attachments (2). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Please ID this ornamental shrub with purple and white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


looks like Brunfelsia calycina 

 

 


 

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Brunfelsia For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 240114 : AK-19 :  Attachments (1).  4 posts by 3 authors.

This small bush seen at Lalbagh on 16/3/13.

Species id please.


Have not come across this as yet in Lalbagh:) Can you tell me the location?


.. How about Brunfelsia pauciflora (Cham. & Schltdl.) Benth.


Thanks for the id. I had labelled it as Brunfelsia pauciflora in my folder.

Sometime back similar plant was posted by another member and identified by … as B. calycina.
So I decided to post my picture for validation.
…, This is close to the lake, near the steps to climb up & to get a view of the lake.

If not blooming, you may just pass by and not notice it.


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SYMBIOSIS : 250:  Attaching an image of a Rice swift butterfly on the flower of Franciscea bicolor. This flower is commonly known as YESTERDAY,TODAY,TOMORROW.


 

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pls validate.Brunfelsia grandiflora.011014-RT-1 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).

pls validate. Brunfelsia grandiflora .’Kiss me quick’
Place-Munnar
Habitat-cultivated garden
Height-3feet.


 

Brunfelsia for sure but grandiflora … i doubt it

the leaves don’t seem to be very long… longest of the brunsfelia I have seen.

I have seen B. Grandiflora in west india in relatives’ gardens, leaves were large and fruits the size of walnuts or bigger.

This may be a brunfelsia australis…


Thanks, … It appears like Brunfelsia pauciflora


Well this is why its always time saving if one can take appropriate pictures at the first go..

of the whole plant, its habitat, height, stem, leaves , branching  pattern and flowers: en face, sideways and sepals etc … any special feature.

It can be said here that the picture maker may think its such a unique coloration of the flowers that ID will be a snap… but as we time and time again … botanical specimen will lead one a merry dance, making it difficult to id it…

I appreciate your thoughts and advise. Thank you. Sorry for posting only one pic.
Believe me; the nursery man allowed me only one click on condition that I will not use flash. It is his baby; his word is final.


wow, r. a good nursery man,

now that he knows you would not hurt his favorites, may be he will allow you more leeway.

And good to cultivate his goodwill, seems he brings in unusual specimen. (I just made friends with some cactus nursery guy, I am keeping my fingers crossed to pick his brain as to how to keep cacti alive in this monsoon-y weather and to see if he would let me photgraph cacti he has been nursing for more than thirty years, wish me luck)
looking forward to more such cases from you.

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Solanaceae Fortnight :: Brunfelsia pauciflora :: Jijamata Udyan :: ARKFEB-05/11 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4)

Attached are pictures of Brunfelsia pauciflora captured at Jijamata Udyan in March 2013.

Requested to validate the ID.


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Brunfelsia pauciflora (Cham. & Schltdl.) Benth., Prodr. 10: 199 1846. cv Eximia
syn: Franciscea pauciflora Cham. & Schltdl.; Brunfelsia calycina Benth. var. eximia (Scheidw.) Bailey & Rafill.
This famous cultivar of Brunfelsia pauciflora is interesting in larger blue flowers fading to white, hence the following common names
Common names: Morning-noon-and-night; yesterday-today-and tomorrow; yesterday-and-today

Photographed from Khalsa College in Delhi


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Brunfelsia pauciflora seen at Mumbai.


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Brunfelsia grandiflora D.Don

 

at Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan on March 23, 2008


I am having difficulty in choosing between B. grandiflora and B. pauciflora.
The defining character is calyx only 12 mm long  and flowers more than 5 in a cluster in B. grandiflora and flowers 1 or more and calyx 25-40 mm long in B. calycina.

At least your second photograph (blue flower) could belong to B. pauciflora.


 

Thank you very much … for validating the ID.

If one of the flowers (the 2nd photo showing blue flower) seems to be B. pauciflora – the 3rd and 4th also would be same – belonging to same plant The blue colour fades to white as flower loses its glory.

Only the first one is from different plant, though the flower size I remember was same as that of blue; perhaps a different cultivar of same species.
Let me put a cropped version of last photo to show some hint of calyx; but I do not remember its size. 


Brunfelsia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


 

It is difficult to identify over images based on keys mentioned below, so … knows the exact characters of plant, it would be easy to him to identify species based on characters mentioned below: 
Key differences in Brunfelsia grandiflora and B. pauciflora:
Brunfelsia grandiflora
Leaves usually 16-31 cm long, scattered, with 5-9 lateral nerves, less than 8 cm wide
Inflorescence lax, often short-branched, flowers 5-many, showy, scentless, violet fading to white with age, with rounded, white ring at mouth,
Corolla tube 2-5 times as long as calyx,
Corolla tube 15-40 mm long,
Corolla lobes spreading at anthesis
Brunfelsia pauciflora
Leaves usually 2-15 cm long, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, with 5-11 lateral nerves, membranaceous to subcoriaceous
Flowers 1-many per inflorescence; terminal, sessile or subsessile, with 1-11 flowers,
Pedicel 11-25 mm long, showy, deep, reddish purple fading to pale lavender or white with age, with white spot at mouth sometimes edged with violet.
Calyx glabrous or with sparse glandular hairs,
Corolla tube 1-11/2 times as long as calyx,
Corolla tube 25-40 mm long, 
Reference: Plowman, T.C. (1998). A Revision of the South American Species of Brunfelsia (Solanaceae). Fieldiana – Botany. New Series, (39).

Thank you very much … for providing the characters of both the species.
Posted plant agrees with most characters of B. pauciflora
The leaves were less than 15 cm; they were not large leaves.
Flowers were mostly single per inflorescence.
I am convinced the posted plant is B. pauciflora.
 

 


 

Brunfelsia grandiflora D.Don

at Veermata Jijabai Bhonsale Udyan on March 23, 2008


I am having difficulty in choosing between B. grandiflora and B. pauciflora. The defining character is calyx only 12 mm long and flowers more than 5 in a cluster in B. grandiflora and flowers 1 or more and calyx 25-40 mm long in B. calycina. At least your second photograph (blue flower) could belong to B. pauciflora.


Thank you very much … for validating the ID.

If one of the flowers (the 2nd photo showing blue flower) seems to be B. pauciflora – the 3rd and 4th also would be same – belonging to same plant The blue colour fades to white as flower loses its glory.

Only the first one is from different plant, though the flower size I remember was same as that of blue; perhaps a different cultivar of same species.
Let me put a cropped version of last photo to show some hint of calyx; but I do not remember its size.


 

Brunfelsia species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available)


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Identification : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
can anybody help me in identifying the plant. It is a small shrub, with beautifully scented flowers which are purple in color. The flowers were seen to loose the color in heavy rainfall and turn white, but the scent, though faint, remained. The fragrance is similar to that of chameli/ jui (Jasminum).

Is it cultivated or ornamental?


Brunfelsia sp to me.
Please check in eFI page of Brunfelsia.


Brunfelsia latifolia


I think matches with images at Brunfelsia pauciflora as suggested by … rather than images at Brunfelsia americana (syn. Brunfelsia latifolia Steud.)


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Fwd: SYMBIOSIS : 1014 : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Grey Pansy visiting flowers of Frenciscea bicolor. (YESTERDAY,TODAY AND TOMORROW).

I think current name is Brunfelsia pauciflora as per images herein.

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SYMBIOSIS : 1391 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)
Attaching a collage of Blank Swift butterfly visiting flowers of Brunfelsia sp.

Flowers appears to be of Brunfelsia pauciflora


Thanks. I personally cant classify this face obly photo of this brunsfelia



Brunfelsia magnifica from California-GS06112020-1 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Brunfelsia magnifica Hort. ex Gentil

Evergreen shrub with showy purple flowers that last 4-5 days and fade to lilac to white. Photographed from Summerwinds Nursery, Sunnyvale, California, 6-8-2014.
Taxonomic status of this species is interesting
TLP considers it unresolved
POWO treats it unplaced
WFO considers it synonym of Brunfelsia L. (synonym of genus directly)

It may not be a separate species, but just a cultivar like Brunfelsia pauciflora ‘Magnifica’ or simply Brunfelsia ‘Magnifica’
To me appears close to images at Brunfelsia pauciflora
Sam Growers mention Synonyms: ‘Magnifica’ under Brunfelsia pauciflora ‘Macrantha’.
Gardening in South Africa mentions Brunfelsia ‘Magnifica’
Mgonline mentions both as the same.


Brunfelsia pauciflora ‘Magnifica’ should be fine


Nice to see the fruit.. I had never seen it here..!!



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