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Urgent Request from Tom Croat, a strange new collection (fwd)

  • Subject: Urgent Request from Tom Croat, a strange new collection (fwd)
  • From: Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:30:42 -0500 (CDT)


The message below is from Tom Croat, who is having problems getting it 
sent to the list, so I've forwarded it. 

(Note that if you just reply to this message, it won't go to Tom, but 
rather to either the entire list [most likely] or me. I will of course 
forward anything that comes to me to Tom, but just be aware that if you 
want to communicate with Tom directly you'll have to change the address 
manually to Tom's e-mail, Thomas.Croat@mobot.org )


-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:58:53 -0500
From: Tom Croat <Thomas.Croat@mobot.org>
Subject: Urgent Request to List members, a strange new collection

Dear Aroiders:

            I have described a plant collected in a remote habitat near 
the Brazilian border in Peru.  It was collected by a friend in California 
who has been growing it as an acuatic. It has a definitely creeping stem, 
rather short petioles and in many respects looks like Aglaonema costatum.  
It keyed out to Bognera and I assumed that it was a member of that genus 
but Eduardo Gonçalves has some doubts and is wondering if it could have 
been an escaped horticultural collection.  Although that seems somewhat 
unlikely I would like to see any images that any of you might have of 
Aglaonema costatum in order to make a better judement.  It would be 
especially useful to see a close up of the spadix if any of you have that 
species in flower at this time.

            Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can render.

Tom Croat
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