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  Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum
From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.06.03 at 14:26:12(14327)
There is a plant being sold on eBay as "Anthurium titanum". I checked
TROPICOS and the International Plant Names Index and that name is not
registered. The seller says it is listed as a specie by The International
Aroid Society but I can't find it. Does anyone know anything about such a
plant and if in fact the name used is correct or a synonym or pseudo name.

Thanks!

Steve Lucas

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From: Ryan Wachtl ryanwachtl at sbcglobal.net> on 2006.06.03 at 20:44:57(14328)
I checked out the ebay auction. Looks to me like there are selling Anthurium titanium not titanum which I I could not find a record of myself. Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest wrote: There is a plant being sold on eBay as "Anthurium titanum". I checked TROPICOS and the International Plant Names Index and that name is not registered. The seller says it is listed as a specie by The International Aroid Society but I can't find it. Does anyone know anything about such a plant and if in fact the name used is correct or a synonym or pseudo name.Thanks!Steve Lucaswww.ExoticRainforest.com_______________________________________________Aroid-l mailing
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From: Tom Vincze philofan at philodendron.org> on 2006.06.03 at 20:56:15(14329)
Steve, I did a Google on it, and the first link that came up is:
http://www.aroid.org/genera/anthurium/belolonchium/titanium.html

Regards,
Tom Vincze

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.06.03 at 22:23:32(14330)
Thanks to both Tom and Ryan. Earlier this evening I stumbled upon the same
answer myself. The confusion is the seller makes a point of it being
similar in name to "Amor. titanum" so it did not appear to be a spelling
error. I believe now the seller honestly believes the plant is "titanum"
instead of "titanium". But at least we know what she's selling!

Thanks!

Steve Lucas

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From: "Craig Presnell" jcpresnell at earthlink.net> on 2006.06.04 at 03:45:19(14331)
Hi,

If it is the like one I got from Gator Gardens, look under A. titanium. I
believe that is the correct spelling.

Craig

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From: "Denis Rotolante" denis at skg.com> on 2006.06.05 at 14:04:05(14337)
Anthurium titanum is synonymous with A. xanthosomafolium as far as I
know.. However, At one time Silver Krome Gardens grew an anthurium we
thought was A. titanum that we got from Dr. Birdsey (who possibly
collected it in Mexico). It turns out Dr. Birdsey had misidentified it
and what we sold as Anthurium titanum/ xanthosomafolium was actually a
new species which Dr. Croat named Anthurium faustmirandae for the
original collector Faustino Miranda. The real A. titanum is a higher
altitude species and probably doesn't do well in the warm summer time
temperatures at sea level. A. faustmirandae is a from the Atlantic
coastal plain in Mexico and grows well in homestead in hot conditions.
Anyway, faustmirandae gets huge thick, heartshaped leaves each leaf is
about 3 feet by 3 feet and it will make a good patio, atrium or
landscape specimen plant or a good substitute for an umbrella if you are
caught in the rain without one(Dr Birdsey said that was how the natives
used it.) not really a good plant for an apartment, a hone or a small
greenhouse as it will eat up all your space. I suspect that if there are
plants out there in cyberspace advertised as Anthurium titanum that
they are probably great great great grand children of Dr. Birdsey's
plants whose seedling we sold to nurserymen, garden centers other
Aroiders at shows misidentified as Anthurium titanum until we discovered
the error. I have never seen any true Anthurium titanum seed or plants
sold anywhere...

Denis

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.06.05 at 14:28:45(14338)
Thanks! The seller admitted she was incorrect. The
actual name is Anthurium titanium with an "i". Anthurium
"titanum" does not exist scientifically. Anthurium titanium (with
an i) can be found on both TROPICOS and The International Plant Names
Index. The photos on TROPICOS and scientific description match the plant
being sold exactly.

Steve Lucas

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at msn.com> on 2006.06.05 at 15:57:00(14342)
Reply-To : Discussion of aroids
Sent : Monday, June 5, 2006 9:04 PM
To : "'Discussion of aroids'"
Subject : RE: [Aroid-l] Plant being sold as Anthurium titanum

Dear All and Denis,
Thanks, Denis for this detailed clarification on this most wonderful giant
species of Anthrium, it has always been a favorite of mine. I well remember
Monroe`s HUGE specimen and where it grew in his wonderful garden!
Everything you say about it, Denis, is so true!
I believe I saw that it was in tissue culture, being sold w/ some pseudo,
fancy-assed name, but may be wrong on this. I know Dewey Fisk offers
seed/seedlings of it and many other rare species from time to time.
Good Growing,
Julius

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