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Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

Sorry to disagree, Julius... There are at least two... I have two. One is quite a bit smaller than the 'Regular' one... Last year, after a presentation at the IAS, I discussed this with Peter Boyce and he told me this amazing story....

Seems that the monograph for this plant was written by studying a painting that is at Kew. Guess what, the painting is of the smaller plant... not the one that we know as ZZ.... So, to get the Taxonomists going... The ZZ plant that we grow ISN'T!!! The smaller one is!!! And, the one that we are calling ZZ is actually Z sp. To add some wood to the fire... It is also suspected that there are other species in the wild that have not been found as yet....

Do you think the Taxonomists will ever get their 'stuff' together?

----- Original Message -----
From: Harry Witmore <harrywitmore@witmore.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2002 7:30 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

Nope---only one species known in this genus.


Well, are there any other species of this genus grown or is this the only
one known?

Harry Witmore
Cloud Jungle Art
www.witmore.net <http://www.witmore.net>

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu
[mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]On Behalf Of Plantbob@aol.com
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 10:32 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant


Thanks for the ZZ info.  I remember these plants being delivered in 10" pots
and they were DOUBLE SLEEVED.  You are correct, a few leaves were broken
after unsleeving.  If only people knew how many times a plant gets handled
before it arrives here in the Northeast, they would be shocked.  In the end,
the ZZ is different from the 'run of the mill' tropical plant and people are
looking for the odd item.   Bob K
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