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  Unidentified aroids
From: Jody Haynes webmaster at plantapalm.com> on 2000.06.25 at 15:44:51(4912)
Dear aroiders,

I have posted some photos of three unidentified aroids on my website: one
Amorphophallus, one Arisaema, and one Anthurium. I have also posted a photo
of my Anthurium pedato-radiatum if any of you are interested in seeing it.
Your assistance in identifying these plants will be greatly appreciated.

Jody Haynes

From: "Don Bittel" dbittel at treco.net> on 2000.06.26 at 00:08:44(4914)
The anthurium picture looks to me like Philodendron callosum. I did not
see any inflorescences in the picture. Has it bloomed yet? Does it have
parallel veins on the leaf like other philodendrons?
Don't know about the other two.

Don Bittel

From: Jody Haynes webmaster at plantapalm.com> on 2000.06.26 at 00:09:43(4915)
I have been instructed that my "Arisaema" is actually Gonatopus boivinii. I
must admit that I gave it the name Arisaema out of ignorance; I really didn't
know what it was.

From: "Peter Boyce" Boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2000.06.26 at 00:09:56(4916)
Hi Jody

Can't suggest anything sensible for the Amorpho. or the Anthurium (though
the latter looks a BIT like A. bellum from Bahia, Brazil) but the 'Arisaema'
is Gonatopus boivinii from east Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, etc.), a member of
the tribe Zamioculcadeae and related to Zamioculcas zamiifolia. When it
flowers have a careful look at the female flowers, they are currounded by a
conspicuous ring of tepals (flowers of Arisaema are naked.


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2000.06.26 at 00:10:40(4917)
The Amorphophallus is most likely A. titanum, although the leaflets a tad
narrow but that may be caused by suboptimal conditions. The Arisaema, as
posted before, is Gonatopus boivinii.


From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.06.26 at 00:11:40(4919)
Can't help you with the others... but, your unidentified Anthurium looks
like Philodendron callosum to me... But, like Denis Miller says.... "I
could be wrong....."
From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2000.06.26 at 00:12:24(4920)
In a message dated 6/25/00 8:45:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
webmaster@plantapalm.com writes:

<< http://www.plantapalm.com/_private/unidentified_amorph.htm

From: plantnut at macconnect.com (plantnut) on 2000.06.26 at 02:30:22(4924)
You had it listed as Arisaema and I did not look at it because I know
nothing of Arisaemas....

BUT, you DO have Gonatopus! It is like a disease.... I suggest that you
put it in a pot at least 20 inches off the ground... the roots will travel
and send up little ones... the leaves will fall off and start new ones...
In a couple of years you are going to have a 'lawn' that you may not
want... Actually, it depends on where you live. If you are lucky enough
to live where the ground freezes, you will be spared... Otherwise, you
will *never* get rid of it!!! You have my condolences....

From: Paul Tyerman tyerman at dynamite.com.au> on 2000.06.26 at 02:56:45(4925)
OK.... I now have to ask.....

What the hell is a Gonatopus?????

Never heard of it until the other day, and now it's popping up in nearly
every email to the list. Can someone give me some details, pictures or
whatever? I'm intrigued to say the least.


Paul Tyerman

From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2000.06.27 at 01:41:07(4928)
Hi folks,

I have been following the thread on Jody's Amorph which is really a Gonatopus
and from what Dewey says this thing is like a weed in the southern US? All
parts will propagate to form new plantlets? So....should anyone wish to get
rid of a small plantlet or two this species is impossible to find over here
in the UK (thats a subtle hint for "PLEASE send me one"). Happy to
reciprocate with berries of Anthuriums as they come into fruit. Any kind soul
who can send me a piece please email me privately. Many thanks.


From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2000.06.27 at 01:42:37(4932)
Hi Jody,

I agree completely with Don and Dewey. Your Anthurium doesn't seem to
be an Anthurium. I also think it is a Philodendron callosum, a very
interesting plant from Venezuela and Northern Brazil, that usually grows in
exposed patches over white sand soil or rocky outcrops. Just take a close
look at the leaves. If the lateral veins are small and paralel, you probably
have a Philodendron. If they are in a reticulate pattern, you must have a
very neat Anthurium with very glossy leaves! (I don't think so, but you
better check by yourself and let us know).

Best wishes,


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