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  Florida Arisaema.
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.03.06 at 06:45:52(6016)
Dear Folks,

Yesterday I came across a seemingly natural population of an Arisaema sp. in
Hobe Sound, just N. of Jupiter on the E. Coast of Florida. This is way
South of where I had read they occur, which was I believe somewhere around
Gainesville, N. Florida. It is in a tidal bog just W. of the
intercoastal, around Condos. 'A' and 'B' of a development called 'Loblolly
Bay', built on stilts over this black, wet smelly soil, sand fly infested
swamp!!! A LOT were in bloom, the plants varied in size from 12" or so up
to 3 - 4 feet! I know that there are two species recorded from Florida, A.
dracontium and A. triphyllium ( ? ), any know how I can tell the
difference??
LOTS of Peltandra virginica in this area also!!

I also noticed that Philo. 'Xanadu' is beginning to come into bloom, single
inflorescences emerging from the leaf sheaths of the younger leaves on
mature plants everywhere!

Good growing,

Julius Boos

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From: "George R Stilwell, Jr." grsjr at juno.com> on 2001.03.06 at 09:16:52(6017)
Julius,

A. dracontium is distinguishable by its single compound leaf with 7-12
leaflets, its small green sheathing, and its long-caudate spadix
appendix.

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From: Iza & Carol Goroff goroff at idcnet.com> on 2001.03.06 at 09:48:02(6019)
Julius Boos wrote:

> Yesterday I came across a seemingly natural population of an Arisaema sp. in
> Hobe Sound, just N. of Jupiter on the E. Coast of Florida. This is way
> South of where I had read they occur, which was I believe somewhere around
> Gainesville, N. Florida. It is in a tidal bog just W. of the
> intercoastal, around Condos. 'A' and 'B' of a development called 'Loblolly
> Bay', built on stilts over this black, wet smelly soil, sand fly infested
> swamp!!! A LOT were in bloom, the plants varied in size from 12" or so up
> to 3 - 4 feet! I know that there are two species recorded from Florida, A.
> dracontium and A. triphyllium ( ? ), any know how I can tell the
> difference??

A. dracontium has multiple leaflets/leaf; A.triphyllum has but three. A.
dracontium ("Green Dragon") has a very narrow green spathe; Aa triphyllum has
the usual "Jack-in-the-pulpit" shape. Its spathe can be striped or not, green or
yellow or brown or red or purple.

Iza Goroff

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From: Eric_L_._Schmidt/LEU/CYS/Orlando at priv.ci.orlando.fl.us on 2001.03.06 at 10:18:51(6020)
That would be neat if it were A. dracontium. Maybe it would be a more heat
tolerant population. We have tried it several times here but it never
emerges the next year.

Eric Schmidt

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From: Al Wootten awootten at NRAO.EDU> on 2001.03.08 at 12:28:24(6023)
Hello from ?Brazil. I haven~t been able to find info on the gardens of
Roberto \burle-Marx, which I hope to visit on the weekend. /does anyone
on the list know anything about visiting this place:?

Clear skies,
Al
amazed at wild aroids abounding...

From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2001.03.08 at 14:59:15(6024)
>Hello from ?Brazil. I haven~t been able to find info on the gardens of
>Roberto \burle-Marx, which I hope to visit on the weekend. /does anyone
>on the list know anything about visiting this place:?
>
>

Al,
Try If you don't have access to
the web, I did get this from that site :
Estrada da Barra de Guartiba, 2019 Guaratiba
telephone: 410-1171, 410-1412

Hope this helps.

Jonathan

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