Just had a pleasant surprise when on looking at my pot of Anchomanes I noticed
what was obviously a different plant growing amongst them. It has tall stems
with numerous horizontal, brownish ridges (no spines unlike the Anchomanes)
and rather wrinkled, irregularly divided, shiny leaf blades - the latter
contrast against the similarly shaped but much smoother leaves of the
Anchomanes difformis. I think it may be a Dracontium but have almost no
information on this genus other than what is briefly mentioned in Deni Bown's
book. Do fellow aroiders think this brief description sounds about right for
Dracontium and if so is there a published key to the species anywhere? (And if
so does anyone have a copy!?).
I will try and get a pic taken in the next day or so and put it online for
people to look at, meanwhile all suggestions gratefully received.
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