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Re: [aroid-l] Anthurium regale

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Anthurium regale
  • From: Tom Croat Thomas.Croat@mobot.org
  • Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 16:19:33 -0600

Julius:

	I collected A. regale near Pulcache which is at about 500 m.  It is
difficult to grow but not impossible.  A number of years ago I loaned Mardy
Darien a couple of plants and he has done spectacularly well with these.

Tom

-----Original Message-----
From: Julius Boos [mailto:ju-bo@msn.com]
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 12:37 AM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Anthurium regale



----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Galloway <alan_galloway@bellsouth.net>
To: aroid-l <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 4:23 PM
Subject: [aroid-l] Anthurium regale


Dear Alan,

On checking the habitat/distribution of this magnificent plant, it is
reported that it occurs at relatively  low altitudes +-1,000--2,000 ft. in
Peruvian Rain Forest.   Below it is hinted that it is difficult to grow, and
I wonder if this is correct, or if it is just scarce in collections?
Thanks again for posting such a beautiful picture of a magnificent Aroid.

Julius

 >>Folks,
I was asked to post this message to aroid-l,
Alan

--

Anthurium regale (Linden)   This remarkable species was introduced into
horticulture in 1866.  In the recent IAS beauty contest for Anthuriums, this
handsome species only received 4% of the vote.  We suspect that its rarity
in collections is the reason it got so few votes.  An online picute of this
aroid
can be seen at:
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~alan/plants/aroids/anthurium/1.html   This grand
specimen was grown by Dr. Darian of Vista, California.  The species is
native to Peru and has been collected by Dr. Plowman and Dr. Croat in the
past.   Its demanding cultural requirements are a testament to Dr. Darian's
horticultural achievements.









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