I know nothing about the
origin of that image but I might not even be D. seguine. That species has at
least 3 distinct features, a sharply sulcate petiole, a protrudent spadix which
is somewhat clavate spadix and a bilocular ovary. Other than that it is highly
Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 2:39
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
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 The name is no longer valid, if it ever was, but D.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.
illustration may perhaps answer questions about markings on stem and petiole.