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Re: Dracontium ID

  • Subject: Re: Dracontium ID
  • From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo@email.msn.com>
  • Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2001 22:12:01 -0500 (CDT)

----- Original Message -----
From: <dscherberich@free.fr>
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 11:23 AM
Subject: Re: Dracontium ID

Hi Albert,

I agree with you David, I also answered another letter from our friend
Michael in Australia earlier, I do not believe that it is D. polyphyllum.
It is a GOOD match with the photos we have seen of D. prancei.



>>Hello Albert,

Indeed you are right, your plant is not D. gigas. It rather looks like D.
prancei which is an easy to grow and propagate (tubercules) species. The
that the inflorescence is produced at or very close to soil level and the
that covers the base of the spathe is important.

What do you think Julius ?

With best regards,


En réponse à Albert Huntington <balberth@yahoo.com>:

> Hello Folks,
>   I got a plant a few years ago from Glasshouse Works labeled Dracontium
> gigas.
>  This plant has flowered for me this summer, and though it does in fact
> look
> like Dracontium, the infloresence is approximately 6 inches in length,
> leading
> me to believe that it is not gigas.
>   I have posted two pictures at:
> http://users.ev1.net/~balberth/drac1.jpg
> http://users.ev1.net/~balberth/drac2.jpg
>   They are both rather large in order to show the details.
>   I would appreciate any help in correctly identifying my plant.
> --Albert
> =====
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David Scherberich
Jardin Botanique de Lyon
Parc de la Tete d'Or
69459 Lyon Cedex 06

Email: dscherberich@free.fr

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