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RE: [Aroid-l] Arum italicum ID

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Arum italicum ID
  • From: "danny wilson" <mudwasp_@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 23:15:06 -0700

sounds like they are all A. italicum.  i have a somewhat large clump in my backyard with all of the variants you dscribed, adn then some!

>From: "plantsman" <plantsman@prodigy.net>
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>To: "Aroid-L" <Aroid-L@gizmoworks.com>
>Subject: [Aroid-l] Arum italicum ID
>Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 18:13:47 -0400
>For several years, I've been growing several varieties of what were sold to
>me as Arum italicum.  I've got a group of the small variegated leaved
>variety that were sold as A. italicum 'Pictum' that I know is now a
>subspecies.  I've also got several others that were just called A. italicum
>in another group.  These are much larger plants, with very large triangular
>hastate leaves and get at least two feet tall.  I seem to recall that their
>large corms were rather long and narrow when planted.  Some of them have all
>green leaves and others have silver areas.  I've also noticed a variation
>among the spathes, although I've not kept up with which color leaf had which
>spathe.  Some are a pale green, others have a definite purple interior and
>others just a light flush of purple down deep.  Are these all A. italicum or
>possible different species?  I've had a devil of a time finding pictures of
>any of this family.  I've just harvested the seed heads from all of these
>and contemplating what to do with them.   Thanks!
>David Sizemore
>Kingsport, TN (Zone 6a)
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