Dear Adam and
I have not seen this plant before. Obviously it is not A. rzedowskii
Croat and it could be new but unfortunately we don’t know anything about its
origin or even if it is a real species and not a sport or a hybrid. It
is a pity people market plants with no origin because their real value and no
doubt price would go up if we know. I assume that they think someone will go
recollect the plants but it is now nearly impossible and not one in a million
who saw this plant and could just purchase it would contemplate trying to
If either of you manage to flower this plant please keep me abreast of data
you accumulate. Perhaps with more details I may be able to recognize it
and thus detect where it originates.
On Behalf Of Adam
Sent: Tuesday, January
29, 2008 11:52 AM
Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Does this
Anthurium look familiar?
I bought this plant from Tropiflora
years ago that was tagged as A. rzedowskii, but quickly learned it didn't
match the description of the true A. rzedowskii:
then, I also asked on this list for help in identifying this plant. The only
helpful response I remember was from Dewey Fisk (couldn't find it in the
archives, may have been a private email) saying that this plant had appeared
for sale from time to time under this name, and that they all originated
directly from a grower in Hawaii. Unfortunately the nursery was unable to
provide any helpful details on this plant's origin.
Attached is a
picture of my plant that sadly dropped dead for unknown reasons the year I
purchased it. It was a very distinctive plant, with the overlapping lobes and
thick bulate leaves held upward on long petioles. I have not seen this plant
available anywhere since then, but hope to come across another to add to my
Hope this was of some help.
I bought this Anthurium at a local
nursery some time ago with the tag labeled 'Anthurium rzedowskii'.
The nursery had it out in bright
light and it was really suffering with scorched blades and dry
conditions. It took years to bring it back, but now it seems
happier. It has been a very slow grower only producing a few new blades
each year. It seems to like moister conditions and lower light.
I'm not sure if it was labeled
correctly and was wondering if anyone could tell me if they have this in their
collection and if the name is correct, or what the name might
It is unlike any other Anthurium
we have, specially with it's fibrous trunk. Also, the way
the petioles do not brake off easily when the blades grow old and
fade, but must be cut to be removed.