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  Identification Help
From: Mike! Mike at MikeMiller.com> on 2005.09.27 at 08:53:00(13385)
I received this plant as an unknown species ostensibly from
Thailand. Here are some pictures of it's inflorescence. Any
help with an id?
The flower looks most like an A. krausei to me, but I have one of those
that flowered and the foliage doesn't look anything like this
plant. (Unless my krausei is misidentified...)
One other possibility I thought was perhaps A. atrorubens?
In most cases when comparing my plant to pictures, two points of
departure were that my spathe never opened any further than show in the
pictures, and the spadix never elongated past the flowers -- I think both
of those might be aberrations due to the immaturity of the plant or some
suboptimal environmental condition?
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From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2005.09.30 at 16:02:28(13388)
Mike , Wilbert has helped me many times , and I now know that there seems to
be many different forms of this sp.
A.krauesi . You cannot ID by just the foliage , and even if the flower seems
diferent , I am betting it will be krausei , pity you did not cut the spathe
to expose the 'naughty bits '

Michael Pascall,

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2005.10.01 at 20:03:26(13389)
Hi Mike,

This is a Pseudodracontium species. Since you didn't open
the spathe and showed us the naughty bits, there's no way to be sure about the
species. I don't know what you are trying to tell us in wiriting that the spadix
never elongated past the flowers. The flowers are ON the spadix, as in
every aroid. The appendix in Pseudodracontium (the top part of the spadix) is
wrinkled or papillate, and that is visible in the picture.

Why it didn't open beyond this point I don't
know.

Cheerio,
Wilbert

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