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  Anthurium largest leaves
From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.04.14 at 18:24:19(14086)
?

I found larger leaves on the web:
Anthurium faustinomirandae

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From: "Denis Rotolante" denis at skg.com> on 2006.04.17 at 14:01:19(14097)
Title: Message

Are
you sure that picture with the cute lady is of a long leafed Anth.
spectabile isn't a picture of Anthurium
pseudospectabile instead? I do not recall spectabile
being so long and so pointed at the tip...I recall them being more
rounded off.

Denis

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From: "Tropicals" Tropicals at SolutionsAnalysis.net> on 2006.04.17 at 15:27:47(14100)
Title: Message

Good question Denis. Can you tell
me if the midrib underside the A spectabile leaf is round or pointed “u-shape
or v-shape”?

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From: "Abrimaal" abrimaal at wp.pl> on 2006.04.17 at 22:32:27(14103)
Title: Message

Hello Denis,

I am not sure. This photo comes from an e-bay
auction, so it may be identified not correctly.
When Monstera is sometimes being sold as
Philodendron on auctions, there's a big probability that you're
right.

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From: Jonathan Ertelt jonathan.ertelt at vanderbilt.edu> on 2006.04.18 at 10:28:21(14104)
Title: RE: [Aroid-l] Anthurium largest
leaves

The question is an interesting one - unfortunately, the underside
midrib for both species is described using the exact same wording in
Croat's descriptions: "convexly raised below becoming more acute
at apex." However, the petiole of A. spectabile is distinctly
quadrangular in cross-section, whereas A. pseudospectabile's petioles
are not, being more subterete to terete, perhaps even somewhat bluntly
four-sided, but definitely more rounded. The leaf blades are also more
undulated in the latter species, and more narrow proportionally as
well. Hope this helps.

Jonathan

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