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Re: [Aroid-l] Aglaonema with yellow flowers
From: Russ <bluesea14808 at yahoo.com>
on 2019.10.30 at 07:57:05|
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Kenneth, I agree that it's very similar. Pride of Sumatra is one of the early rotundum hybrids, I never owned one but recall it from many, many years ago.
I recently acquired so-called Chocolate and have no comparison other than pictures. Googling images, there are some that look identical, others have more green in the leaves which is the one I remember. Some ags are variable within groups of the same named cultivar, Pride of Sumatra is obviously one of them.
So you could be absolutely right and I wouldn't be surprised if Chocolate is just a renaming of Pride of Sumatra. Look at the hugely popular Siam Aurora, also called Red Aglaonema, Crete, Creta, Red Sumatra, etc, etc.
While some ag cultivars are variable, I'm astounded by the stability of Siam Aurora. I see entire display tables full of them at BB stores and they're always the same. I did come across an unnamed ag this summer that is obviously a sport of Siam Aurora where the reds were replaced with pink. A single plant among 6 gave it's identity away by having a quarter-size patch of Siam Aurora coloration on a leaf. This pink one is a bit feminine for my taste but quite pretty.
Below is another unnamed one I found recently.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 09:59:25 AM EDT, kenneth wall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
This looks like the cultivar called 'Pride of sumatra' a rotundum hybrid
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Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Aglaonema with yellow flowers
Here are pics. I backed inflorescence with white paper for comparison, it's definitely a yellowish color.
On Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 10:28:40 AM EDT, The Silent Seed <email@example.com> wrote:
Sounds good, Russ!
I have a couple of decent size plants of Chocolate, I'll check for flowers tomorrow. Pretty sure they flowered before but didn't notice the color.
On Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 10:23 PM, The Silent Seed
Sorry for the delayed response - I finally got a picture of the Aglaonema 'Chocolate' flower. The yellow doesn't come through very well on the camera with the lighting, but they are more of a creamy yellow than white.
That is worth noting. I just did a Google image search for Aglaonema Chocolate, and none of the pictures had flowers. Which means that I don't know if yellow is typical of this cultivar or not. It might be worth investigating the nature of the pigment in the
leaves that creates the chocolate color: in plants, proanthocyanidin creates the brown, beige, or tan colors; whereas yellow is either carotenoid or a flavonoid. Are these flowers a clear yellow, or is it more of a brownish yellow? The latter would suggest
that the leaf pigment is also in the flowers; the former would suggest a different explanation.
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