Re: [aroid-l] polyschistum / polystichum
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] polyschistum / polystichum
- From: "Eugene Hoh" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 18:48:26 +1000
hi tsuh yang,
as far as I know , it really is 'polyschistum'... I'm guessing (via a
dictionary - I'm not a classical scholar) that the name comes from
classical Greek 'polu-' (many) and 'skhistos' (divided), perhaps
referring to the divided leaves.
Meanwhile there is also Polystichum, the genus name of the shield fern /
Christmas fern which you might be familiar with? (I once grew, and
killed, one of those - about the same time as I did the same to the poor
> hello eugene and don,
> i thought it was Anthurium polystichum, NOT polyschistum???
> tsuh yang CHEN in nyc