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Re: Aroid id please?

  • Subject: Re: Aroid id please?
  • From: <ju-bo@msn.com>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 13:02:18 +0000

Dear Steve,

At first glance, my impulse is that it might be a seedling of a "Lady Jane"-type Anthurium (A. andreanum X A. lilacianum spelling?).  IF Tom`s Anthuriums are NOT of this ilk, maybe the seed might have fallen into the pot back when the Orchid was at the original nursery??
Let us know!!

Julius

> Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:59:11 -0600
> From: samarak@gizmoworks.com
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Subject: [Aroid-l] Aroid id please?
>
> Aroiders,
>
> Would anyone care to hazard a guess about the plant in the attached
> photos?
>
> It came up in a pot which originally contained a Nervilia (Orchidaceae)
> purchased from a commercial grower. When the orchid had gone on to the
> great compost heap of eternity and I was about to throw the pot out, I
> noticed signs of life - whatever this is. As to size, the pot is about 10
> cm square, and the inflorescence perhaps 2 cm long.
>
> Other clues: for a time this pot did live in a sun room near a couple of
> anthuriums (obtained from Tom Croat about 20 years ago). They do flower
> and fruit and it is possible that a seed fell into this pot, although
> neither of them ever flowered until much, MUCH larger than this plant
> (leaves in the one meter size range), and the infloresences don't resemble
> this in shape or color. (I'll withold the name of those plants for now -
> both the same species - so as not to influence anyone's thoughts.)
>
> Thanks,
>
> Steve
>
> -- Steve Marak
> -- samarak@gizmoworks.com
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