Dear Adam and Windy:
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.
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.
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On Behalf Of Adam Black
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008
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:
Back 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 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 be.
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.