Re: not an aroid question


Les, 
The plant you bought sounds like a Medinella species.  There are two
that I know of . . . magnifica and another one whose name I have long
forgotten.  I'm sure other South Florida aroiders can help you with
something more definite.

George Tinsley

Lester Kallus wrote:
> 
> While I was in Miami last week, I went to a nursery.  There, I found a
> plant that I hadn't seen before.  I bought 3 rooted cuttings of it.  The
> owner called it a Mandanella.
>
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> It has smooth edged (entire) elliptic shaped leaves that are arranged in an
> opposite pattern.  The leaves are thick, have pinnate venation (although
> you can't see the sub-branches as shown in the Exotica).  The leaf
> attachment is halfway between stalked and sessile though closer to sessile.
> 
> The flowers are in my memory only and I haven't seen it for 5 days.  What I
> recall, though, reminded me of some bromeliad flowers I've seen.  I looked
> through the exotica, can't find the exact one it reminded me of, but the
> closest I can come is Aechmea gracilis.  The mass of flowers was perhaps
> 4-5 inches long and 1 inch wide.  They looked like pink match heads with
> blue tips.  (...or was it blue matchheads with pink tips?  No, I think the
> former.)
> 
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> I apologize for diverting attention from aroids.
>        Les


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