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  mystery Anthurium
From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2002.06.02 at 19:00:06(8940)
Dear aroiders (and especially Tom Croat if he is listening in...),
I have posted a web page (http://members.aol.com/Geoffaroid/Anthurium.html)
of a mystery Anthurium growing at the Living Rainforest in Berkshire, England
(well worth a visit if you are in England, a wonderful exhibit of tropical
plants, esp. aroids) and which they were kind enough to give me a cutting of.
It is labelled A. trinidadensis but that name does not seem to exist and I
suspect it merely reflects the place of origin - either the island of
Trinidad or one of the other Trinidads that exist in tropical America.

I (and they) would love to get this identified correctly so if anyone
recognises it please do let me know.

Best wishes,
Geoffrey Kibby

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From: "Eduardo Goncalves" edggon at hotmail.com> on 2002.06.02 at 20:33:55(8942)
Hi Geoffrey,

What about Anthurium willdenowii? Those kind of leaves, together with
those lilac-mauve fruits are both notewhorty features of A. willdenowii. As
far as I remember, this species occurs in Trinidad and Tobago Islands, as
well as in other Islands in West Indies.

I hope it helps,

Eduardo.

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From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2002.06.03 at 08:36:33(8943)
>
> I (and they) would love to get this identified correctly so if anyone
> recognises it please do let me know.
>
> Best wishes,
> Geoffrey Kibby

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From: Durightmm at aol.com on 2002.06.03 at 11:40:45(8945)

Re: anth  urium  Who was/is wildenowii?  Botanist?  Joe

From: GeoffAroid at aol.com on 2002.06.03 at 14:45:10(8947)
Thanks to everyone who replied to my question on the mystery Anthurium. The
concensus is that it is indeed A. willdenowii. I thought it resembled that
species (I had even grown one many, many years ago!) but for some reason I
had it in my mind that that species had pale lavender berries. I was
obviously thinking of something else since on checking what pics I could find
of willdenowii they certainly show deep purple berries - so mystery solved. I
(and the Living Rainforest garden) thank you very much.

Regards to all,
Geoffrey

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