For those of you who may have read my description posted
yesterday of the plant we are currently calling Anthurium marmoratum,
there was a significant error in the text. Actually, several. Dr.
Croat pointed out today that Anthurium dolichostachyum should not be considered in this group of Anthurium sp. It
is not a synonym. That was in my notes, but I can't figure out where I
found it! So that has now been removed.
Dr. Ron Kaufmann also pointed out some errors which were
made as a misunderstanding of some of our email communications. That too
has now been corrected. This specimen was not found near Maldonado,
Ecuador. It was found in Colombia. You will also find a link to his
website where you can see an inflorescence and other photos which may indicate
this is a new species. Dr. Croat has been working with Ron and is going to
Ecuador soon. He hopes to learn more about this group of
Anthurium sp. while there.
In case you missed it, Ron has an Anthurium
that is quite similar to the fabled Anthurium that belonged to noted
collector Dorothy Henkle which appeared on Aroideana in January, 1989,
Volume 12, 1-4. This piece is not intended to indicate that plant
has been found! We hope it may now be in collections, but that remains to
be seen. I made every effort to point that
If you read it, were confused or mislead, or
have comments you are invited and welcome to send them
along! I do the website to pass along information and the input of people
smarter than I am (most of you) is most welcome!