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Re: [Aroid-l] Arum italicum

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Arum italicum
  • From: James Waddick <jwaddick@kc.rr.com>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:10:26 -0500
  • R0c0ed: (from lindsey@localhost) by lorien.mallorn.com (8.11.7/8.11.7) id i8MBf6D24573 for mhonarc; Wed, 22 Sep 2004 06:41:06 -0500

David Sizemore asked about his arums' IDs.  It's hard to tell from
descriptions, but the thought occurs to me that you may have some Arum
concinnatum there.

If you can get hold of Peter Boyce's mongraph, The Genus Arum, you should
be able to ID your plants-

Ellen is correct. If they are wild collected, you might get anything. I got an Arum byzantinum mixed in with A. italicum this way.


Peter Boyce points out only 4 ssp of A italicum:
neglectum (which you may also have in a mix)
canariense distinct and only found on the Canary Islands and nearby
albispathum which might also be mixed up
italicum which is highly variable and wide spread in nature and cultivation.


You will note there is no valid name of "pictum" or "marmoratum", but there are multiple named cultivars. Some of these are seed grown and may be variable themselves.

Recommend reading Peter Boyce's book.

Jim W.

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