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  black anthurium
From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2001.03.12 at 20:36:01(6029)
hi all,

i was just at the philadelphia flower show this weekend. tito wee and his
company (dragon-agro) was there selling some pups of a black anthurium,
unfort. not in bloom, but there was a pic of the inflor. both the leaves and
the inflor. look very much like andreanum, except that it is black and the
spadix is curly, kind of like scherzerianum. did we figure out yet what this
is? is it a warm grower?

they were being sold for $60 each. dragon-agro seems to be specializing in
rare and pricey stuff, they had sold some Bulbophyllum fletcherianum the day
before (i was told) for $500 each, and a huge Tacca nivea for $1,000!!!!

at the hortic. competition, there were several very nice blooming Arisaemas
and a large clump of Pinellia cordata in bloom.

tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA

From: Ron McHatton rmchatton at photocircuits.com> on 2001.03.13 at 09:37:48(6030)
This anthurium is definitely NOT a warm grower. One of the orchid people
out of Ecuador (Ecuagenera) has been marketing a few of them at big orchid
shows around the US for a couple of years now. They are apparently from
very high elevation and tolerate little warmth. The owner of Ecuagenera is
a personal friend of mine and they have trouble growing it well in Cuenca
(intermediate temperatures, southern Ecuador). It evidently does much
better in Quito and at higher elevations.

Ron McHatton

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2001.03.13 at 12:38:53(6031)
I have seen these plants growing in an area outside of Cuenca and they do
fabulous. I know the ones that were brought into this country a month or so
ago looked very good. I do agree that they like higher altitude and therefore
good air circulation and cooler night temperatures. They also like high
humidity. You know, all of those difficult conditions to produce in the South
due to coolness and in the North, the humidity.


From: Piabinha at aol.com on 2001.03.13 at 15:40:17(6033)
do we know what species this is???

< spadix is curly, kind of like scherzerianum. >>

From: Betsytrips at aol.com on 2001.03.13 at 20:42:09(6035)
This is an undescribed specie out of Colombia South America.


From: Aroideae at aol.com on 2001.03.13 at 20:42:23(6036)
The 'black' anthurium is probably anthurium cabrerense Engler, from high
elevations in Colombia.

lynn h.

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