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Re: [Aroid-l] black Anthurium

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] black Anthurium
  • From: geoffaroid@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 04:25:33 -0400

Many thanks Lynn,
That explains why I couldn't find the name! My own plant limps along, making new healthy leaves but dropping old ones just as fast, so it never seems to get much bigger. Anyone out there who has the secret for this plant it would be great if you could share your info.

Best wishes,

-----Original Message-----
From: Aroideae@aol.com
To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
Sent: Wed, 13 Jul 2005 19:29:31 EDT
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] black Anthurium

hi geoff---it's actually A cabrerense, and old Engler species.  i believe though that it's known only from Colombia.  i've had no luck growing it.  someone else will have to help you with that.  i know that a number of people grow it very well. there's little doubt about it's identity. there are some plants floating around that have been tagged 'the black anthurium', but these turn out to be A watermaliense. 
Hi all,
Does anyone have any more information about the mysterious Black Anthurium from Ecuador? I know this topic was discussed a long time ago and I think that someone (Lynn Hannon?) suggested a species called A. crebrerense (I think thats the spelling). I was sure this name was on the species list on the aroid website but on looking again it seems to have vanished. Has its identity been confirmed or is it perhaps an undescribed species? It is such a large and dramatic species (Ecuagenera Orchids sell them at most shows when they exhibit here in the UK). Any update would be welcome, also any tips on growing it would be great, since it seems a rather fussy species.

Best wishes,
Geoffrey Kibby


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