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Re: Anthurium unknown! - banta

  • Subject: Re: Anthurium unknown! - banta
  • From: "Marek Argent" <>
  • Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 00:29:23 +0200

Yes, I wanted to make myself sure, because I have almost an identical plant,
the leaves of my specimen are more round, but it is a juvenile plant yet. 
In the meantime John Criswick sent 2 photos to Aroid-L and it caused the chaos.
I dare to send them again.
I think that 1890 is A. leuconeurum or a young A. magnificum
and 1892 is probably a form of A. clarinervium or a hybrid.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 11:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium unknown! - banta

The one in the blue link below that you gave me.


On 5/11/2010 03:07, Marek Argent wrote:
Now everything has messed. What Anthurium are we talking about?
This one from the IAS meeting or those John Criswick sent to identify?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2010 7:26 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium unknown! - banta

As per Julius' request yesterday, below is my response from John Banta who is lovingly known to many aroiders as "the Banta".  Banta has been around since the beginning of the IAS and is a wealth of knowledge.  This response is in regard to the discussion on this forum in regard to the plant that appeared to be related to either Anthurium crystallinum or a similar species.  It also strongly appears the mystery plant in Zach's photo has been solved but as the Banta often does, he presents some additional mystery into the discussion.


His answer to my original request:

On 5/11/2010 09:49, John Banta wrote:
Hi Steve, this is like seeing a ghost. I had this plant years ago. It always puzzled me. At the time I was quite interested in the Mexican Anthuriums. especially those with orange berries as they all seemed to hybridize well between each other. I,m not certain where I got the plant originally, but I placed it with the crystallinium and magnificum and forgetti  group, It lacks the strong chordate leaf shape of clarinervium. When I first saw the fruit color (yellow/orange) I realized that this was a great plant for breeding. Never got anything from that plant. The Anthurium pictured should have purple berries, if they are yellow/orange  you have one very special plant.  Good luck, banta

My response to Banta:
Thanks a bunch John!  The plant was photographed in the Missouri Botanical Garden collection and even though I was there, I never saw it.  Julius was sure you could fill in some info so thanks very much for the input.  I am passing it on to the others who were involved in this discussion.  It is my understanding Tom has identified it as A. crystallinum.


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