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  Fitch photo (fwd)
From: "Richard Mansell (BIO)" <mansell at chuma.cas.usf.edu> on 1997.06.19 at 23:56:16(876)
Greetings: here is a slightly edited copy of a message I received from
Wilbert. The mistery of photo 129 seems to be solved. We shall wait
further developments. Dick

From: Steve Marak <samarak at arachne.uark.edu> on 1997.06.20 at 02:16:08(879)
Wilbert, you wrote:
> This is a plant from the same clone you'll see in Aroideana Vol. 19 under
> Am. parvulus! In fact, I got material of this via Bogner, who got it from
> Fitch himself. Only this week have I learned from additional material
> from Thailand, that it is NOT Am. parvulus and most probably an
> undescribed species! I have always counted with this because there are a
> few characters in Fitch's plant that do not fit the type of Am. parvulus.
> Now that I have had a REAL parvulus flowering, I saw these differences
> confirmed.

From: "NAME \"Wilbert Hetterscheid\"" <W.HETTER at pbga.agro.nl> on 1997.06.20 at 14:02:47(881)
Steve & others,

In relation to this Fitch-plant thing I made a stupid mistake and I posted my
correction to Dick too late to be corrected. The plant H.AM.026 and the one
on the Fitch photo are the same species, so NOT true Am. parvulus! My mistake
in the historical story of this plant is that Josef Bogner did NOT get it
from mr. Fitch but from Shelton and I got it from Bogner. So the H.AM.026
originated with Shelton and is now spread to some of you folks. The plant on
the Fitch photo IS that same species and I wouldn't be surprised if it
somehow originated too from the same clone as H.AM.026. They are SO similar.
Those of you who now understand all this need to see a doctor........

All in all, a conclusion is that what I treated in Aroideana vol. 19 as
Am. parvulus is not the real thing but this Shelton & Fitch species, which,
as I can see now, is an undescribed species. ANOTHER one............!!


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