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RE: [Aroid-l] Peltandra sagittifolia (?)

  • Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Peltandra sagittifolia (?)
  • From: "Craig Presnell" jcpresnell@earthlink.net
  • Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2005 15:55:14 -0500

The obvious visual difference between P. virginica and P. sagittifolia is
that in the latter the upper 2/3s of the spath is white and the berries
ripen to a bright red , whereas P. virginica has a green spath and
greenish-brown berries.  I can't help but think those two characteristics
alone would be a welcome addition to a collection.

I know it is listed as rare in Fl and Ga....and I suspect across its entire
range, but still have hopes it is available somewhere.  I have seen
pictures of it in collections in Germany, for one and mention made of it in
Great Britain.


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