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Re: aquatic spathiphyllum

  • Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 22:31:41 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Ron,

   Well, my two forms of S. floribundum are truly terrestrial, but I have 
never collected them in the wild! My plants are from cultivated origin, so I 
collected them in a plastic pot...

                        Cheers,

                                Eduardo.


>From: "Ron Iles" <roniles@eircom.net>
>Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
>To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
>Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 10:17:24 -0500 (CDT)
>
>Dear Eduardo!
>
>Thank you!  Your observations were most motivating for my further
>experiments!  Especially "I have never seen a truly terrestrial
>Spathiphyllum in Brazil"  WOW! that is REALLY something.  Not even species
>of Section Amomophyllum which is for me most beautiful?  How about the
>"velvety" S. floribundum & its close species/sub-species?
>
>I wonder just how many aroid species can be BETTER cultured emersed, it
>might make cultivation so much easier &, wit fishes, exciting?
>
>The Best
>
>Ron
>
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
>Sent: Friday, May 24, 2002 12:34 AM
>Subject: Re: aquatic spathiphyllum
>
>
>Dear Petra and Ron,
>
>     Just to remember: Spathiphyllum gardneri (from Central Brazil) grows 
>in
>river banks and most plants are usually flooded during the rainy season. I
>am not meaning a wet foot, but I am talking about completely submerged
>plants (sometimes only infructescences out of the water) for a month or 
>two.
>In Amazonas state (Brazil), as well as in Venezuela, Spathiphyllum
>cannifolium grows in full sunlight in swamps, together with Urospatha and
>some Montrichardia. I have also collected Spathiphyllum humboldtii growing
>submerged up to the middle of its petioles close to French Guiana. The same
>situation in a potential new species of Spathiphyllum in Acre (I think Tom
>is describing this one)  that was growing in a completely swampy area. I
>have never collected in Costa Rica or Colombia, but all Brazilian species 
>of
>Spathiphyllum I have seem are helophytes or rheophytes. In fact, I have
>never seen a truly terrestrial Spathiphyllum in Brazil!
>
>                             Best wishes,
>
>                                       Eduardo.
>
>
> >From: "Petra Schmidt" <petra@plantdelights.com>
> >Reply-To: aroid-l@mobot.org
> >To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
> >Subject: aquatic spathiphyllum
> >Date: Thu, 23 May 2002 16:58:09 -0500 (CDT)
> >
> >Hey Ron...there was a craze here in the USA, well, maybe just the 
>Midwest,
> >with spathiphyllum plants being grown in huge glass jars...the kits were
> >sold by Walmart and included colored marbles for the jar, a beta fish and 
>a
> >spathiphyllum...the roots of the spath grew down into the jar, kept the
> >fish
> >fed and happy and the plant happy...these "arrangements" were seen in
> >dental
> >offices, doctor's offices, bank lobbies, restaurants, and anywhere else 
>you
> >could imagine; those who had one, loved them...
> >I have seen spaths offered in the water garden areas in garden
> >centers/nurseries and have seen them growing pretty much as emergent
> >aquatics.
> >Petra
>
>
>
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Eduardo G. Goncalves
Laboratorio de Fitoquimica
Depto. de Botanica - IB
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Caixa Postal 11461 - CEP 05422-970
Sao Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
e-mail: edggon@hotmail.com
        edggon@ib.usp.br
Phone: 55 11 3091-7532
FAX  : 55 11 3091-7547


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