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Re: For dracontium nuts

  • Subject: Re: For dracontium nuts
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 09:38:22 -0600 (CST)

----- Original Message -----
From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <hetter@worldonline.nl>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Friday, April 05, 2002 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: For dracontium nuts

Hell no!    1 meter long???   That is fantastic!    But are your petioles
1.25m tall, a beautiful jade-green, and as thick as your forarm???  :--)>

>>O.k., now that Julius has established that size matters, my Taccarum
caudatum creates inflorescences of 1 meter long!!!!!!!!! Can your friend
match that?


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens Julius Boos
> Verzonden: vrijdag 5 april 2002 3:16
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Re: For dracontium nuts
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: john s. smolowe <johnsmolowe@pacbell.net>
> To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 11:35 AM
> Subject: Re: For dracontium nuts
> OK---here we go---First off, as Wilbert suggested and Susan
> confirmed, the
> photo is of D gigas, one of the two giant species of
> Dracontium found only
> in Cen. America (the other is D. pittieri, more on that
> later).   I have a
> photo of a small-looking Caucasian man standing at the side
> of a plant of D.
> gigas in bloom, the top of the spathe is at his mouth-level,
> so say close to
> 5 ft. tall?!   The petiole (only the base is visible) must be
> at least 12+
> ft tall, and is as thick as his forarm!
> D. pittieri`s photo shows an infloresence held by  two
> latin-looking men,
> the top of the spathe is at least 9 ft. tall.   The leaf is
> reported to be
> as big/tall as D. gigas, the difference is that D. gigas has an
> inflorescence shorter than the petiole, while D. pittieri has an
> inflorescence as tall as the petiole, and the spathe is more
> boat-shaped/pointed.
> We auctioned plants of D. gigas last Sept. at the IAS show in Miami!!
> They are sometimes available from 'nuts' on this list.
> WONDERFUL genus,
> all 23 or so of them!!
> The other 'odd-ball' S. American genera such as Taccarum,
> Synandrospadix,
> Gorgonidium, etc. are also wonderfully strange aroids!!   My
> buddy Bobby`s
> FANTASTIC Taccarums, the largest I have seen or heard of in
> cultivation,
> are just coming up, the short, paper-like blooms with a tall, 'shaggy'
> spadix  will soon follow, and with luck seed will be
> available in fall!!
> Julius
> >>Can someone please estimate the size of that Dracontium
> pitteri flower?
> In the photo it looks greater than 18" - ie huge - but that
> may just be
> the camera perspective. And if it is that big, where can I
> get one &/or
> at least read more about that species?
> John
> "Cooper, Susan L." wrote:
> >
> > Someone just emailed me a link to this photo
> >
> check out those glorious petioles!
> susan

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