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  smallest Aroid
From: "Donna McGraw" <donnamcg at swbell.net> on 2004.11.25 at 12:13:18(12416)
I'm along time lurker of the previous group and
happy to see all the activity on the new list. While we're on the subject
of the small aroids - I have a tiny plant (1 to 3 " high) that I bought at the
LAIFS show a few years as an unknown aroid. I'm not very knowledgeable
about Aroids but am trying to learn.

Would some of you "experts" look at the pictures
I've uploaded and see if you can tell me what it is, please? The lady I
bought it from grew it in a terrarrium and since I already have at leaset 2
hundred terrarriums, I've done the same. As you can see from the 1st
picture it's a clumping variety - it started out as just a couple of little
plants and I've divided it several times. I took it out of the bowl to
take the pictures and layed out several representative plants and leaves. The
stems almost always have a lot of red to them and the new growth is bronzy
which sometimes lingers. It's an attractive little thing and I hope to use
it as an understory plant in a bonsai forest I'm growing. I took a
couple of plants out three or four months ago and am growing them in the regular
atmosphere of my house - they are doing fine but are not multiplying like they
do in the "bubble bowl".

Donna McGraw

From: "Donna McGraw" <donnamcg at swbell.net> on 2004.11.25 at 16:33:05(12419)
I appologize to the group - and confess that
I am blond. For some reason I thought I was addressing the new
Aroid-enthusiast group that's based on yahoo. I posted the pictures there
but can send them to anyone who doesn't have access to that group.

I'm so embarrassed :-),

From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2004.11.25 at 16:59:10(12420)
>From: "Donna McGraw"
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids
>To: "Discussion of aroids"
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] smallest Aroid
>Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2004 14:13:18 -0600

Dear Donna,
No pics were posted w/ your note, I do not believe the list allows them. If you like send me an attachment tio my off-list e-mail---

From: "Donna McGraw" <donnamcg at swbell.net> on 2004.11.25 at 20:25:40(12422)
Hi, Julius. Thanks for offering to help with
the identification. I'll attach the pictures for you.


From: "Harry Witmore" <harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2004.11.26 at 04:34:50(12424)
Looks like Philodendron 'Pincushion'

Harry Witmore

From: Neil Crafter <golfstra at senet.com.au> on 2004.11.27 at 00:24:38(12429)
Hi Donna
I believe this looks like a very small Philodendron cultivar that if I recall is called 'Pin Cushion' for obvious reasons given the plants form. It never seems able to get any bigger leaves than those you show. Julius may be able to confirm this. I received the photos on the list message and don't see why we can't attach photos to our messages (assuming they are small low resolution photo files). Any ideas?

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