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  Off topic Marcrgavia ID please.
From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.04.28 at 21:34:49(11450)
I was wondering if anyone out there was good with IDing Marcgravia. I have a
few that need to be named. I believe the second one is M. rectifolia(?) but
not 100% pos. Also if you feel inclined, go to the Gallery and FEEL FREE to help
ID any of the Aroids there. Especially Monstera. Thanks, Michael


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.04.29 at 14:09:06(11453)
At the risk of eternal ridicule, but these do not seem Marcgravia's to me at
all, especially not the first one..... Am I off-topic myself here?


From: "Peter Boyce" <peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2004.04.29 at 22:08:44(11457)
Dear Michael

The first picture is Rhaphidophora hongkongensis

The second I don't know.

I'll take a look at some of your others over the (here in Malaysia at least)
long holiday weekend.


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.04.29 at 22:36:55(11458)
I am pretty sure the second one is Marcgravia, not 100% about the first one.
Anyone have any idea? Rhaphidophora perhaps?

From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.04.30 at 18:42:40(11459)
PHEW!!!!!!!! Narrow escape there........... Thanks Pete!


From: RAYMOMATTLA at cs.com on 2004.05.01 at 01:21:36(11460)
Thanks Pete! I am kind of glad in a way it is a Rhaphidophora. Seems to be
a very hardy grower. Any info on the species? I would assume it would be
from China, namely the Hong Kong region, given its' name. How about leaf
development? Heteroblastic? Thanks for the ID and have a wonderful Holiday weekend!

From: "Peter Boyce" <peterboyce at myjaring.net> on 2004.05.01 at 04:05:40(11461)
Hi Michael

Rhaphidophora hongkongensis is widespread from Hong Kong though south and
southwest China through northern Vietnam, Lao PDR, Thailand and Myanmar.
It's one of a group of species (to which belongs R. montana, maingayi,
elliptics, etc) with stems rectangular in cross-section, petiole sheathes
extendig to the tip of the petiole and thence ligulate and overhanging the
leaf laminae. Leaf lamiane are always simple and frequently oblique. Leaf
development is heterophyllous but with juveniles with the laminae congensed
and sub-shingling. Infloresences are carried at the tips of usually
much-branched, pendent, free lateral shoots.

Very best wishes and good growing


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