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Re: Ulearum donburnsii

  • Subject: Re: Ulearum donburnsii
  • From: Betsy Feuerstein <ecuador@midsouth.rr.com>
  • Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 13:59:27 -0500 (CDT)

Perhaps the difficulty is our definitions of  'quite small.' Or perhaps it is growing conditions in the wild. Or perhaps it is the use of fertilizer. I have not seen the specific plant you are referring to. I have many Ulearum Donburnsii growing in my greenhouse and I am using them as my reference along with my
experience in the field at the local it is known from. It is wonderful that the leaves on your plant are  bigger than those that I am aware of. Since we are talking of less than one inch, I might think it has a bit to do with individual leaves, and individual plants, and individual growing conditions, ....and
individual perceptions.


Piabinha@aol.com wrote:

> dear betsy,
> >The quite small heart shape leaves often have a white or cream or green
> >on green contrasting
> >design on the leaves.
> thanks for the info on this new plant.  however, i must disagree with you regarding the size of its leaves.  it's actually quite big!  they must be at least 5" in width (lord p., you do the math... :-) for everybody else, that's about 12.5 cm).  and you are right about the colors, it's a very beautiful plant!
> and lord p., no smell on this one either...
> >The Ulearum that Tsuh Yang is talking about is new to botany. The
> >descriptive paper of this
> >new specie is all but finished by Dr. Croat and will be published
> >sometime soon in
> >'Aroideana.'  It comes from very deep in the Ecuadorean Amazon Basin and
> >is to be named in
> >honor of our own Don Burns who recently passed away. This is only the
> >second specie of
> >Ulearum known and the first known from Ecuador. I  have been growing
> >this plant for  a year in
> >my greenhouse and it has not gone dormant and has had many flowers. It
> >is quite easy to grow
> >and flowers easily. The flower is not like anything that most have
> >known. It has been in bloom
> >almost the whole time I have had it. It is a flood plane plant which
> >would lead one to believe
> >that it might go dormant and come back as the floods come and go, and in
> >nature that may be
> >true. In a pot, I have not had it go dormant. Needless to say, it is
> >terrestrial.
> --
> tsuh yang in nyc

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