RE: For dracontium nuts
- Subject: RE: For dracontium nuts
- From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 18:09:58 -0600 (CST)
O.k., o.k., I surrender for so much beauty and strength.......
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> Van: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Namens Julius Boos
> Verzonden: zaterdag 6 april 2002 17:38
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> Onderwerp: Re: For dracontium nuts
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> From: Wilbert Hetterscheid <email@example.com>
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> 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?
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> > Van: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]Namens Julius Boos
> > Verzonden: vrijdag 5 april 2002 3:16
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> > From: john s. smolowe <email@example.com>
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> > 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!