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Re: Anthurium watermaliense Hort. ex L.H. Bailey &

  • Subject: Re: Anthurium watermaliense Hort. ex L.H. Bailey &
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Nov 2008 08:35:47 -0800

Interesting.  I would have assumed it was from someplace in
Suriname, but apparently, not so.

On the other hand, there are valid species named after where
they were first noticed rather than from their native range.
 Like the greenhouse flatworm, Bipalium kewense.  It is from
the former French Indochina, but was first noticed by
science in Kew Gardens.

Question for ExoticRainforest: does the suffix Hort. always
mean it was a horticultural name?  Because I was under the
impression that it applies to some valid species which, at
the time they were named, had been in cultivation long
enough that their wild origins were not remembered.

Jason Hernandez

> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 19:51:36 +0100
> From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973@wp.pl>
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Anthurium watermaliense  Hort. ex
> L.H. Bailey &
>     Nash
> To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
> Message-ID: <834BB6B4C61A411584560BF0355E14C3@vaasgard>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> Hello Steve,
> As long as I know the name watermaliense it always seemed
> strange for me.  All Anthuriums come from the Latin
> America The name Watermal sounds English or Dutch
> and the ending -iense indicates a name of a geographical
> origin. Here I found the explanation:
> http://www.tropicos.org/name/2105405
> Another strange thing I found In this page that it is
> regarded as a species.
> Best,
> Marek
>   ----- Original Message ----- 
>   From: ExoticRainforest 
>   To: Discussion of aroids 
>   Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2008 3:59 AM
>   Subject: [Aroid-l] Anthurium watermaliense Hort. ex L.H.
> Bailey & Nash
>   I need some help from the Anthurium experts on Aroid l.
>   I have been going through many of the pages on my
> ExoticRainforest website trying to update pages and make
> sure the explanations are both scientifically accurate and
> clear.  I recently got around to Anthurium watermaliense
> and one of the first things I noticed that I had never
> realized before was the name!  The name is Anthurium
> watermaliense Hort. Ex. L.H. Bailey and Nash.    What
> grabbed my attention this time was the "Hort." and the
> "Ex." which indicates a horticultural name that was
> formerly considered a scientific name.
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