----- Original Message -----
May 11, 2010 7:26 PM
[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.
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