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P. XANADU hybrids??

  • Subject: P. XANADU hybrids??
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:42:06 +0000

Dear Eric,

I would tend to doubt that any ''clones'' of P. xanadu are hybrids with P. bipinnatifidium, as they are such VERY different species, one to the other. 
I urge you to read both articles on P. xanadu published in Aroideana, plus the article by Dr. Goncalves on P. bipinnatifidium and how that species differs from P. mello-barretoanum, (in fact read ALL the articles on ALL species of Meconostigma in Aroideana), they will give you a better understanding on how to tell one species of Meconostigma from the other.
P. xanadu has scarlet/purple spathes, and fewer and MUCH smaller blooms which are differently shaped to the HUGE ''plantain-shaped'' blooms of P. bipinn., different scars from the petioles on the rhizome, VERY different leaf blades, etc., etc.  IF there was a hybrid, one could expect to see a certain amount of ''mixing'' of these features, I have seen none so far.


> Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:28:11 -0700
> From: leu242@yahoo.com
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aroid-L P. XANADU
> Is it possible that some of the clones of P. xanadu are hybrids with P. bipinnatifidum ?
> Eric
> Orlando,FL
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