Re: [Aroid-l] A little orchid mystery that is truly an aroid mystery!
does the plant look like? Is it upright or are the leaves pendulous? There is no
scale to the picture so it is hard to get a feel for how big infructescence is
and how large the berrries are.
I'd like to ask for the help of all you Anthurium
growers out there.
On the UBC plant discussion group there is a Canadian grower
living in Ecuador who has acquired quite a large number of exotic species
since moving to South America. He's fairly knowledgeable about orchids,
but less so about aroids. He recently put up a request for information
that sent several of us on a wild chase. He thought he had an orchid
that was producing an inflorescence similar to that of an
Anthurium. The problem was, he didn't realize there was both a
small Anthurium and an orchid in the pot!
I was from the beginning dubious of the fact this might be
an orchid but was oblivious to the obvious fact there was an
Anthurium spathe hanging pendantly and a spadix filled with seed
berries staring me in the face! It was quite malformed. But Steve
Marak took a look and, after a bit of discussion, figured out what all the
rest of us were missing.
But we still don't have any idea what kind of
Anthurium is in that pot!! Would you take a look at the link
and tell us if you have any idea what species this might be? You're
welcome to simply post your own conclussions on the UBC site, or post them
here and I'll gladly post them over there with your name (if you wish).
This started out to be one good "orchid" mystery and if you read the link
you'll understand why.
Hopefully, we can turn this fellow into an aroider!
One other reader has already signed up on Aroid l as a result.
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