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Re: Panama Aroids.

  • Subject: Re: Panama Aroids.
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 18:21:52 -0500 (CDT)

-----Original Message-----
From: Neil Carroll <zzamia@hargray.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Monday, April 30, 2001 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: Panama again

Good for you Neil!

There are three species recorded from there, according to the literature, D.
spruceanum, D. soconoscum and D. grayumianum.   All are the smaller species,
about 6' (2 mt) tall, not giants like D. gigas and D. piterrii.   D.
soconoscum has a small cowl-shaped spathe born at ground-level, no visible
peduncle, while D. spruceanum has a tall (30"/1 mt ?) peduncle with a
24"/.50 mt)  boat-shaped spathe on top.   D. grayumianum can not be
distinguished from D. soconuscum except by the shape and form of their quite
different seeds!!
There will also be (as members of the tuberous Aroids) species of Xanthosoma
and Caladium!!!
Good luck to all---


>>I just returned from Panama this past january and found 2 individuals of
dracontium. Two different species.

Dracontium is rather difficult to locate due to its naturally rare
-----Original Message-----
From: StroWi <StroWi@t-online.de>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Date: Monday, April 30, 2001 9:39 AM
Subject: Panama again

Dear all,
esp. Julius Boos,

below you find a request that I mailed a few weeks ago. Getting no reply so
I already thought that there are no tuberous aroids in Central Amercica
my ingnorance from which you see that I am still a novice in aroid

>From the enthuseastic mail from Julius Boos about Fairchild Gardens I

that this obviously is not the case; or is Panama just the wrong place for

So again: Is there any chance to find something like D. pitterii or
gigas in Panama and get it to Germany ???

(Still) Any suggestion highly appreciated!


StroWi schrieb:
> Dear all,
> my sister is going to Panama.
> Are there any tuberous aroids in Panama which she can send to Germany. (I
>  guess
> that taking them with her is difficult, since she travels back via the
> An suggestion where to get or purchase something is highly appreciated.
> Thanks in advance,
> Bernhard.
> StroWi@t-online is:
> Bernhard Strolka
> Alte Dorfstr. 33A
> 31311 Uetze/ OT Dollbergen
> Germany

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