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Re: Venezuelan Aroids

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>Hello, Aroiders.
>Just last night, I got back from three weeks in Venezuela.  I would 
>to report a little bit on the Aroids I saw there.
>Unfortunately, I was only able to make one short trip into the cloud 
>forest in the Cordillera de Merida.  However, while there, I saw that 
>epiphytic Anthurium (I believe it may have been A. nymphaeifolium) was 
>bloom, with pink and red spathes.  A terrestrial Anthurium was not in 
>I spent two weeks in the dry forest of southwestern Barinas State.  
>There, I saw an abundance of Philodendron (likely P. fraternum) and 
>Syngonum, and lesser numbers of Monstera, whose local common name is 
>de Pollo"--chicken-guts.  None of these were in bloom, except possibly 
>one Philodendron plant.
>To get from Merida to the site in Barinas, I traveled through Tachira 
>San Cristobal.  Along the highways, especially near settlements, were 
>colonies of Xanthosoma, possibly escaped from gardens (Tannia).  
>(Taro) was much more rarely seen.  In the Cordillera de Merida, many 
>in villages had blooming Zantedeschia aethiopica, known as "Flower of 
>Dead," and presumably planted for ornamental purposes.
>I have not yet had time to have my photos developed, but when they are, 
>will see which ones have come out.  In the meantime, I have a question 
>for those of you who are also members of the Heliconia society.  In 
>State was an abundant pasture "weed" which had the classic 
>leaf, but growing a branching stem and with a panicled inflorescence.  
>ideas what it was? Or will I have to wait for my pictures?
>Jason Hernandez
Jason  what you described is defiantly a Calathea ,but would need your 
picture for identification. Tricia

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