. . . actually, Marek, I think that rheophytes are
plants that grow next to flowing water and have their roots growing out into
the current, or are plants that actually grow in flowing water.
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Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2009 8:10 AM
Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] ?? Water-loving Anthurium
Plants growing on rocks and stones are epilithic plants
I don't know if there is a special term for plants
growing near water.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Devin Biggs"
Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2009 3:02 AM
Subject: [Aroid-l] ?? Water-loving Anthurium
> Hi All,
> I recently ran into a thread on the UBC Botanical
Garden Forums which
> mentioned several terrestrial Anthurium species
that occur in
> very wet situations in nature, including river
banks and streamside rocks.
> The roots of these anthuriums might grow right in
> or in very wet media for extended periods or
permanently. I am on the hunt
> for Anthurium that grow well in saturated soils and
> if anybody can help me to source some of these
> Here are some of the species mentioned in those
> A. amnicola
> A. antiquiense
> A. riparium
> A. rivularis
> A. rupicola
> A. sagittatum
> A. werfii
> Is there a technical terms to describe plants that
grow on rocks with
> their roots in the water? There are a number of
> that use such habitats.
> Thanks for considering this. I really would like to
hear any ideas for
> sources that might come to mind. Incidentally, a
post in that same
> thread also mentioned that "both amnicola and
rupicola grow in sympatry
> with a fully aquatic Spathiphyllum sp.". I have
never heard of
> any fully-aquatic Spathiphyllum, and I would really
like to know more
> about that too.
> Thanks very much!
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