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 collect.
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
January 29, 2008 11:52 AM
To: 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 collection.
Hope this was of some help.
Windy Aubrey wrote:
I bought this Anthurium at a
local nursery some time ago with the tag labeled 'Anthurium
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