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Re: Dieffenbachia hoffmannii photo?

  • Subject: Re: Dieffenbachia hoffmannii photo?
  • From: "John" <criswick@spiceisle.com>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 09:50:30 -0400

Steve, there are quite a few other Dieffenbachias in my collection, dating from the 1970s when little hybridization had been going on.  Such as the one in Exotica called San Antonio, which is now growing profusely as an escape.  Should you be interested, I can send pictures.




From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 4:39 PM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Dieffenbachia hoffmannii photo?


Due to confusion over the link I gave for a photo of Dieffenbachia seguine I located another from the Missouri Botanical Garden.  At least to me, this photo resembles the photo posted of "Dieffenbachia hoffmanii" from Graf's work. 



On 3/1/2010 01:19, John wrote:

I cannot give a source for the name Dieffenbachia hoffmannii but I have in the 60s and 70s grown this Dieffenbachia, in fact it was a favourite of mine.  The name is no longer valid, if it ever was, but D. ‘Exotica’ or ‘arvida’ may be a mutation of it, whatever it is.  Both are said by Graf to be from Costa Rica.


The accompanying illustration may perhaps answer questions about markings on stem and petiole.




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