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Anaphyllum wightii

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Anaphyllum wightii
  • From: "FTG Conservatory, Craig Allen" <conserv@netrox.net>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 19:43:51 -0500 (CDT)

If anyone is interested...

There will be about a dozen Anaphyllum wightii for sale at Fairchild's
Spring Sale Saturday morning 4/29/2000. They are a very interesting aroid.

Anaphyllum wightii           Araceae    from India
SOURCE: Dr. Jack Fisher collected India, Kerala State. Shaded forest floor.
The striking spiraled spathe brown to charcoal is held high above the deeply
lobed sparse foliage.
BLOOM PERIOD: almost everblooming
HORTICULTURE:  Jack said they were "Dormant and leafless in dry season."
This isn't the case when they are irrigated. Our nursery was growing them in
regular potting soil. There is a tuber or rhizome at the base. They have
often set some seed, but have shown no inclination to germinate when not
properly planted. I have pressed the seed into the surface of the soil, much
like a palm seed. Germination is usually with in six weeks.

Craig M. Allen
Conservatory Manager
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
Coral Gables, Florida 33156-4296
Tel. 305-667-1651 ext. 3320
Fax 305-661-8953
e-mail conserv@netrox.net
web: www.ftg.org

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