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RE: Dracontium ID

  • Subject: RE: Dracontium ID
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 16:02:30 -0500 (CDT)

Look it up in the Genera of Araceae, a standard work everyone of this group
should owe by now.

But here is help: Dracontiums have scaly floral parts surrounding the
stamens and the pistil. Pycnospatha does not, every flower is just stamens
and a pistil. Happy now?


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l@mobot.org [mailto:aroid-l@mobot.org]Namens Albert
> Huntington
> Verzonden: vrijdag 27 juli 2001 21:27
> Aan: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
> Onderwerp: Re: Dracontium ID
> Hello Folks,
>   I would like to thank everyone who answered my question
> concerning the
> identification of my plant, formerly labeled D. gigas.
>   It would appear that I have been given 3 diagnoses:  D.
> prancei ( the current
> favorite ), D. polyphyllum, and Pycnospatha arietina.
>   Looking at the pictures that our esteemed friend G. Zhu has
> on the aroid.org
> webpage, there is certainly a resemblance to D. prancei more than D.
> polyphyllum, but I would like to revisit Denis' diagnosis of
> a possible match
> with P. arietina.  In particular, the reason for my concern
> is that the shape
> of the spathe of my plant doesn't quite seem to match either
> of the suggested
> Dracontiums.  The tip of the spathe is definitely curved over
> until it points
> almost towards the ground, which is not the case with the
> suggested dracontium
> pictures.
>   I have been unable to find a lot of references to
> Pycnospatha, but looking at
> the drawings and description in _Genera_of_Araceae_, it looks
> like it might be
> a good match.
>   Does anyone know of a simple diagnostic difference between
> Dracontium and
> Pycnospatha other than locality?
> Thanks,
> --Albert
> =====
> Albert Huntington           San Jose, CA U.S.A.
>            Visit my greenhouse at:
> http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Jungle/1436
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