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  Cochiostemma odoratissimum
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2000.02.06 at 09:35:21(4058)
does anyone know of a source for this plant (Commelinaceae)?

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

From: Steve Marak samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 2000.02.06 at 09:52:21(4063)
On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 Piabinha@aol.com wrote:

> does anyone know of a source for this plant (Commelinaceae)?
>
> tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

I was looking for this plant a year or two back myself. I never did get
one, and would still like to find one.

A friend who shall remain nameless (thanks again!) very generously helped
me obtain specimens of C. velutina and C. jacobiana, though. C. velutina
in particular is also very nice, and has flowered every few months even in
my way-less-than-ideal conditions. (The flowers are fragrant, very similar
aroma to C. odoratissimum, same electric blue color.)

I like many plants besides aroids, as do most of us, but the Commelinaceae
seems to have a number (Siderasis fuscata, Tradescantia navicularis for a
couple - there are others) that appeal to me just on oddball appearance.

If you find a source, please let me know.

Steve

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From: hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2000.02.07 at 07:12:37(4065)
At 09:35 AM 2/6/00 , Piabinha@aol.com wrote:
>does anyone know of a source for this plant (Commelinaceae)?
>
>tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
Probably somebody on the OPERA-L list, i think.

hermine

From: "maurice m. hinterding" hinterding at dutch.nl> on 2000.02.07 at 07:14:37(4070)
Dear tsuh yang chen,

Cochliostema odoratissimum (syn. C. jacobianum) is a Commelinaceae from
Costa Rica, Colombia and Ecuador. Hope this will help you.

greetings from Holland

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.02.08 at 07:13:35(4074)
On Sun, 6 Feb 2000 Piabinha@aol.com wrote:

> does anyone know of a source for this plant (Commelinaceae)?
>
> tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

>I was looking for this plant a year or two back myself. I never did get
one, and would still like to find one.

Dear Friends,

I recently visited Selby Bot. Garden in Sarasota, W. Florida, and in
addition to their WONDERFUL collection of RARE Aroids on display, there were
at least two species of Cochiostemma, one was strikingly beautiful in both
it`s metalic leaves AND sprays of blue flowers!!! I believe theirs were
from Central America.
Many years ago in the Jungle of E. Ecuador, just N.E. of Lago Agrio, I came
across a huge population of a species of Cochiostemma with elongate narrow
green leaves and HUGE sprays of bright blue flowers, they were common,
growing on low small trees, does any one have an idea what species this
could have been?

Cheers,

Julius

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From: Claude Sweet sweetent at home.com> on 2000.02.09 at 07:07:07(4082)
Very interesting series of photos of the second flowering Amorphophallus
titanum at
Selby Gardens. Vist URL

http://www.selby.org/TITANUM/index.htm

Claude Sweet

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