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  Symbiotic Anthurium
From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2000.07.07 at 02:36:07(4993)
Can anyone enlarge on news that in Brazil an ANTHURIUM was found living in a
BROMELIAD? It is small and lives exclusively in a specific BROM. If this
is true it opens all kinds of doors. Who is the distributor? What attrracts
it to this Brom species? Croat should offer news of it at the Sept,
meeting Joe

From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2000.07.07 at 04:20:25(4998)
Hi Joe,

Yes, there is a still unpublished species of Anthurium from Bahia
(eastern Brazil) there grows in bromeliad's tanks. It is pretty small and
slender and have a broad and pinkish spathe (somewhat similar in shape to
the spathe of A. scherzerianum). The plant is really incredible. We don't
know what attact the plants to the tanks, but it isn't too hard. Just for
information, in the Forests of Atlantic Coast in Brazil, it is easier to
find a Vriesea (or Canistrum, or Nidularium...) tank than to find a naked
trunk to grow! The trees are simply crowded with them! If this Anthurium
"preffer" wet places (and it seems to be the case), wherever it germinates,
it can grow to the nearest tank. Also in the Bahia state, there is a
Philodendron that is also specialized in bromeliad's tank: Philodendron
leal-costae! As you can note, the hardest thing around here is to stay away
from a bromeliad!

From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2000.07.07 at 23:36:46(5002)
Patience guys, patience!! THIS is worth waiting for! The last I heard
it will be out (published) in the next Aroidiana, and what an interesting
plant! (PLANTS, actually.) The author should be at the Sept. IAL
show/meeting at Fairchild Garden in Miami in Sept., so be there, all of



From: "Peter Boyce" Boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2000.07.07 at 23:44:58(5009)

Anthurium bromelicola and A. b. ssp. bahiense will be published in Aroideana
23, due to published on 21 July.

They are EXTRAORDINARY - pearhaps the most bizarre Anthurium ever
published - EVER

From: "Peter Boyce" Boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2000.07.07 at 23:45:50(5010)

It's even more amazing than the emails are suggesting. Please see my posting
on this new Anthurium - due to be published in Aroideana vol. 23, on July
21, appearing today

From: "Peter Boyce" Boyce at pothos.demon.co.uk> on 2000.07.07 at 23:46:57(5011)

The names being published are:

Anthurium bromelicola L.P. F?lix & Mayo

Anthurium bromelicola subsp. bahiense Mayo, Jardim & A.M. Carvalho


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