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[Aroid-l] leaf variegation in A. titanum

Sorry folks, I forgot the subject line.....
Could the moderator please delete the first message without.....
Thx, Bernhard.

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Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 08:44:15 +0200
From: "StroWi@t-online.de" <StroWi@t-online.de>
To: "aroid-L" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>


attached you find three pictures of a A. titanum grown from seed in 2003
in the Berggarten of Hannover, Germany. As far as I know the seed was
obtained from the Botanical Garden in Bonn.

Has anyone seen something similar; and how often is this leaf pattern

The question is why this plant is variegated.

The gardeners of the Berggarten suspect a virus equivalent to one that
causes variegated plants in Abutilon.
I would rather vote for an L2 chimaera.
Or should transposons be involved????

Looking forward to any comment,

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