RE: Typhonium pedunculatum
In fact, it is a new species of which the name has not been officially
published yet. Yours trule is going to do that, but the manuscript isn't
finished. There will be a publication, maybe in one of the next Aroideana
issues, with several new Typhonium species. John asked me in St. Louis, if
he could use the name already and I said o.k. There's a thin line between
what's wise and what isn't in such circumstances but I decided that everyone
buyng the thing would be helped in already having a name attached to it,
that is going to be the right one anyway. I have scans of the plant in
flower, so if anyone wants to have that in his/her email, let me know (I
hope only a FEW!!!!).
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Victor Soukup [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Verzonden: woensdag 15 december 1999 15:58
> Aan: email@example.com
> Onderwerp: RE: Typhonium pedunculatum
> Like MJ, I bought a plant of Typhonium "pedunculatum"at
> the IAS meeting.
> It was one of a group of various plants which John Banta
> brought to the
> meeting (if I am wrong please correct me) and on returning
> home I tried to
> place this name in the proper place within Typhonium.
> Typhonium pedunculatum is not among the species which Sriboonma
> and Murata accepted in their revision of the genus five years ago.
> Therefore, what is it: a newly described species or an
> obscure synonym,
> or--? I wrote to John and put the question to him some while
> ago and have
> not had a response.
> Since I have a vital interest in the genus, I would
> appreciate whatever
> info anyone can supply about this plant.
> Based on the response from Wilbert, I assume that he
> considers it
> a "good" species. I want to include it as one of the species to be
> examined in a molecular study of the genus, but only if we
> know something
> about it.
> Thenks for any help anyone can provide.
> Vic Soukup
> At 11:36 PM 12/13/1999 -0600, you wrote:
> >Keep it in the soil. The tuber of this species is sensitive
> to desiccation.
> Victor G. Soukup
> Department of Biological Sciences
> University of Cincinnati
> Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006