Re: not an aroid question
- To: lindsey
- Subject: Re: not an aroid question
- From: George Tinsley <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 17 Jan 1997 13:53:44 -0600
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.
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
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> I apologize for diverting attention from aroids.
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