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Re: Dracontium ID



>   It would appear that I have been given 3 diagnoses:  D. prancei ( the
current
> favorite ), D. polyphyllum, and Pycnospatha arietina.
>
>   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?
>

Albert,
I have a few pics of Pycnospatha on my web site, although the quality is not
that good, but it may be of some help.  The URL is:

   http://www4.ncsu.edu/~alan/plants/aroids/pycnospatha/

Sorry, no photos of the flower.

Alan









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