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Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 06:08:00 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: <araceae@earthlink.net>
To: <aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 6:09 PM
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] ZZ Plant


Great that you have this information to share with us, Dewey!    I took my
info. (that there was but one species) directly from the best available
source, The Genera of Araceae, Peter Boyce is one of the authors, but the
book was most probably published before the mix up w/ the type and the
second larger species was discovered!   This is the nice thing (to me
anyway!) about taxonomy and research, there is always more to be learned!
This is yet another example of the role us hobbyists plany in research, lots
of the important informatuion about these plants comes from just mere
growers like you and I  !!!     With our help the taxonomists will be in
good shape in 100 years!   :--)
It is good that this second species (in fact the type species) and the
common second sp. is grown by you, and is available to those who would like
to purchase a plant!!    I will be checking it out soon!    Be well.

Sincerely,

Julius
>>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?
Dewey

>----- 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.
>
>Julius
>
>>>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
>
>
>Denis,
>
>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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