[aroid-l] Anthurium polyschistum / Polystichum
- Subject: [aroid-l] Anthurium polyschistum / Polystichum
- From: Piabinha@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 21:41:10 EDT
In a message dated 8/27/2002 8:16:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> 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
> Anth. polyschistum.)
g'day, eugene and everybody,
yes, i'm familiar with the fern Polystichum and i've killed P. tsus-simense
twice already. for some reason i have seen that Anthurium labeled as
polystichum but i guess that was mislabelled.
i've seen A. polyschistum grown at our local botanical gardens and it's a
small anthurium. i'm currently growing one plant that i bought from
ecuagenera (ecuador) at the ny orchid show, which has much larger fronds;
also they are light green rather than a dark green. could this still be
polyschistum or a different species, does anyone know?
tsuh yang CHEN in NY