From: Peter Boyce <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, April 22, 1999 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: Spathiphyllum
>>aquarist stores are selling Spathiphyllum cannifolium or S.
commutatum (probably the latter) as a fishtank decorative under
the name 'Kelantan Sword'. Next time you're at Kew, Toby, take a
look the spathiphyllums in the Victoria Tank in the Princess of
Wales Conservatory, they are plants I got as 'Kelantan Sword' from
an aquarist near Heathrow.
Are the S. cannifolium in the tank growing (and blooming?)COMPLETELY
submerged, or just as bog plants?? I have also seen them here in W.P.B.,
Florida being sold in trop. fish stores as an aquatic . I have seen this
species in the wild in T`dad, W.I., growing in shallow areas of
rivers/streams with all roots submerged, and when these streams/rivers are
in flood the plants become completely submerged, leaves and all, for a
period of time. They are largest and with the most blooms when they grow
in large 'stands' above the river`s water level in the rich loam on the
raised banks .