Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
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- Subject: Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
- From: Jack Honeycutt <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 00:30:47 -0500 (CDT)
At 07:51 PM 6/16/2000 -0500, Craig wrote:
>At Fairchild Tropical Garden this plant is now growing in the epiphyte room
>of the Conservatory.
> Many visitors have commented that the leaves look
>painted on to the wall.
The poor pictures that I posted did not do this strange and exotic plant
justice. I admit to not knowing a thing about "Shingle" plants, but I have
never seen such odd looking leaves. Leaves painted on the wall IS a good
It looked to me like they were growing up a stucco wall. They were very
thin, very flat; as flat as they could be against the wall. I doubt that I
could slide a piece of paper between the leaves and the wall, or between
Perhaps you might have some better pictures to post than I.....
Here is the link to the snapshots that I posted earlier:
Vine photo (close up) #1:
Vine photo (close up) #2:
Vine photo (small, very young leaves) #3:
Here is the ID tag at Fairchild:
And here is the link to the photo that Geoffrey posted:
jack in Oregon