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Re: [aroid-l] Obsolete & hardy typhonium

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Obsolete & hardy typhonium
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" hetter@worldonline.nl
  • Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2003 06:52:44 +0100
  • Importance: Normal

Dear Jim,

So, you have a Chinese species that was labelled "T. divaricatum"? Are you
QUITE sure it wasn't T. diversiFOLIUM? I know that Chen Yi offered it this
season! THAT one may indeed prove to be hardy. I doubt that T. blumei can be
found in China (I doubt it VERY much) and the same goes for T. roxburghii.
The latter BTW is a good species in its own right. Why don't you look at the
pictures on the IAS website, where the difference beteen the two is very
well presented in pics. Did you look at those pics already? That's what they
are for.............

T. horsfieldii may have clones that are hardy, especially those from China
known as T. kunmingense etc. Clones from warmer areas will probably not be
hardy. This species comes in a bewildering variety of sizes and colours and
especially the ones from the region N. Vietnam - N. Thailand can get BIG and
have beautifully deep velvet green leaves, often with reddish brown petioles
etc., etc.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
> [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]Namens James Waddick
> Verzonden: maandag 22 december 2003 0:07
> Aan: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
> Onderwerp: [aroid-l] Obsolete & hardy typhonium
> Dear Petra, Wilbert, Alan et al;
> 	Being the 'knave' responsible for passing around the name T.
> divericatum for some plants of Chinese origin, I ought to put in 2
> cents.
> 	This has never been hardy here although I have tried it a
> couple of times. I have changed the labels to T. blumei following
> Suzanne's advice last year (or earlier this year?).
> 	Alan showed a picture of T. roxburghii which is another
> synonym (I thought) of T. divericatum/blumei; or is T. roxburghii yet
> another and different species?
> 	T. giganteum is quite hardy here although very frustrating in
> its late revival from dormancy -this year maybe even September!! A
> few blooms and seed just once in 10 or so years.
> 	Petra, I'd be very glad to help your hardiness experiments if
> you ever want me to kill - I mean trial - some Typhonium for you.
> Wilbert suggest that T. horsfieldii 'might' be hardy here, but I've
> never had any to try.
> 	Alan's picture's are great, but invoke serious 'Typhonium-lust'.
> 		Thanks to all		Jim W.
> >Dearest Wilbert,
> >Our plant has been verified as T. blumei by Suzanne Renner
> and a specimen is
> >mounted at MO from plants taken here at PDN...originating from Jim
> >Waddick...and it is a hardy aroid here in Zone 7b.  We sell it in our
> >catalog as T. divaricatum (T. blumei).
> --
> Dr. James W. Waddick
> 8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
> Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
> Ph.    816-746-1949
> E-fax  419-781-8594
> Zone 5 Record low -23F
> 	Summer 100F +

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