Dear Windy: They certainly are both
stunning and different I admit but taxonomically they are surely both A.
veitchii. I suspect that if we had all the variation that is exhibited in the
wild, rather than just these two forms we would see that they are less distinct
from one another.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Windy Aubrey
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 4:05
Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium
I was wondering about these two very different types of A.
veitchii that I have been growing for a while.
One form is the more typical one I had seen around for
years, with wide folds and pleats in the 3 ' long thick blade. The other
form has much tighter pleats, a much, much longer and thinner in width and
Also this different than normal form has a spandex that
turns pink. The more typical form's spadix turns greenish.
Would these two forms both be considered the same species?
If anyone has an opinion I would really be interested in
it. This has had me sort of baffled as to what would be the correct label
to put on it.
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