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Re: Is this a Caladium? Something else?

  • Subject: Re: Is this a Caladium? Something else?
  • From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@xs4all.nl>
  • Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 12:48:03 +0200

This seems to be the soon-to-be-published-in-Aroideana Caladium clavatum
Hett., Bogn. & J. Boos (in the trade unfortunately known as Cal. rubicundum,
which is a wrong name).


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com 
> [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] Namens Elizabeth Campbell
> Verzonden: maandag 1 juni 2009 17:53
> Aan: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Onderwerp: [Aroid-l] Is this a Caladium? Something else?
> Hi group! Sorry to have been away for so long, but I've been 
> off looking for that giant anthurium in the jungles. I was 
> recently in Puyo, Pastaza, and a friend had this stunning 
> aroid growing in her garden. She told me it was callled 
> Corazon de Jesus, which traditionally would mean it's a 
> Caladium, but I've never seen one quite like this before. The 
> leaf was about 14" from sinus to tip, and about 12" across 
> the widest part of the blade; there was a single, slightly 
> hairy petiole with no geniculum, and that was it. The whole 
> thing was about 24" tall at the highest point.
> Any ideas on what this might be? She said she dug it out of 
> the forest about 2 km from her house.
> Thanks!
> Beth, in Ecuador
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