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Re: Alocasia & Anthurium

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Alocasia & Anthurium
  • From: "Mary Alice Fish" <fish@mpinet.net>
  • Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 20:03:31 -0500 (CDT)

-----Original Message-----
From: GeoffAroid@aol.com <GeoffAroid@aol.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 7:34 PM
Subject: Alocasia & Anthurium

>Dear aroiders,
>Firstly a request and then an offer:
>The request is for an identification. I purchased yesterday an unnamed,
>beautiful Alocasia. It has a patterned stem like A. zebrina but the
>arrow-shaped leaves are plain green with bold white veins and scalloped
>margins. I think it might be A. micholitziana but the leaves on my plant
>point vertically and the only picture I have seen of that species seemed to
>show the leaves bending down at right angles to the stem like most other
>Alocasia species. Any suggestions? I will try and get a pic on the web
>The offer: my plant of Anthurium scandens var leucodendron has long spikes
>beautiful white berries; it is a very vigorous and healthy clone. I expect
>most of the US growers have this plant already but maybe others of you out
>there in Aroid land would like some? I will be happy to send seed to anyone
>who asks, be patient since it takes a while to clean and wash the seed,
>in damp tissue and pack in padded envelopes etc. Also my A. trinerve is
>d up again, deep lavendar-violet berries. No charge of course but if you
>any interesting aroid seeds to offer let me know. Particularly keen on
>Anthuriums and Amorphophallus but will try almost anything (e.g. I am
>to find Remusatia with no success)! Reply to my email for seeds not the
>Was in Amorphophallus heaven yesterday at Kew Gardens, lots of species in
>flower including the largest flower of A. bulbifer I have ever seen (spathe
>around 12ins), didnt realise they could get that big!
>Regards to all,
>Geoffrey Kibby
>43 Keevil Drive
>London SW19 6TE
>I am interested in exchanging seeds, but I am unsure about import/export

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