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Re: [Aroid-l] Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum
  • From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve@exoticrainforest.com
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 16:28:45 -0500

Thanks!  The seller admitted she was incorrect.  The actual name is Anthurium titanium with an "i".  Anthurium "titanum" does not exist scientifically.  Anthurium titanium (with an i) can be found on both TROPICOS and The International Plant Names Index.  The photos on TROPICOS and scientific description match the plant being sold exactly.
Steve Lucas
----- Original Message -----
From: "Denis Rotolante" <denis@skg.com>
To: "'Discussion of aroids'" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2006 4:04 PM
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum

> Anthurium titanum is synonymous with A. xanthosomafolium as far as I
> know.. However, At one time Silver Krome Gardens grew an anthurium we
> thought was A. titanum that we got from Dr. Birdsey (who possibly
> collected it in Mexico). It turns out Dr. Birdsey had misidentified it
> and what we sold as Anthurium titanum/ xanthosomafolium was actually a
> new species which Dr. Croat named Anthurium faustmirandae for the
> original collector Faustino Miranda. The real A. titanum is a higher
> altitude species and probably doesn't do well in the warm summer time
> temperatures at sea level. A. faustmirandae is a from the Atlantic
> coastal plain in Mexico and grows well in homestead in hot conditions.
> Anyway, faustmirandae gets huge thick, heartshaped leaves each leaf is
> about 3 feet by 3 feet and it will make a good patio, atrium or
> landscape specimen plant or a good substitute for an umbrella if you are
> caught in the rain without one(Dr Birdsey said that was how the natives
> used it.) not really a good plant for an apartment, a hone or a small
> greenhouse as it will eat up all your space. I suspect that if there are
> plants out there in cyberspace advertised as Anthurium  titanum that
> they are probably great great great grand children of Dr. Birdsey's
> plants whose seedling we sold to nurserymen, garden centers other
> Aroiders at shows misidentified as Anthurium titanum until we discovered
> the error. I have never seen any true Anthurium titanum seed or plants
> sold anywhere...
> Denis
> Silver Krome Gardens
> Homestead Florida
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Steve Lucas Exotic
> Rainforest
> Sent: Saturday, June 03, 2006 5:26 PM
> To: Discussion of aroids
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum
> There is a plant being sold on eBay as "Anthurium titanum".  I checked
> TROPICOS and the International Plant Names Index and that name is not
> registered.  The seller says it is listed as a specie by The
> International
> Aroid Society but I can't find it.  Does anyone know anything about such
> a
> plant and if in fact the name used is correct or a synonym or pseudo
> name.
> Thanks!
> Steve Lucas
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