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Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Rhaphidophora sp. at Fairchild Tropical Garden
  • From: Jack Honeycutt <jhoneycutt@uswest.net>
  • 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

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