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  Aglaonema 'Abidjan'.
From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.07.30 at 11:14:09(14446)
I don't know if these attachments will come
thru sent this way, but will try.

I'm just wondering if Aglaonema
'Abidjan' is common among Aroid collectors. Is it in your
collection?

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.07.31 at 21:55:46(14453)
Hermine, A. 'Abidjan' leaves are quite
large, I would think too large for aquarium use even with a small
plant.
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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.03 at 00:10:20(14466)
Marek, what do you know about this Aglaonema? I only know what is in Roy
Jervis' book 'The Aglaonema Grower's
Handbook', 1980. Obviously outdated, and I'm trying to get any new info.

I'm interested in hearing from any Philodendron or Aglaonema collectors out
there for trading.

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.04 at 08:40:20(14470)
Marek, I have not questioned the ID of this Aglaonema. Yes, the correct
spelling is 'Abidjan'. The name comes from a city on the Ivory Coast of
Africa, near where Voster found it in a local nursery back in the 70s.

Are you a collector? I'm always interested in increasing my collection,
always willing to trade. Also passionate about
Philodendrons and Monsteras.

Russ

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From: "Bluesea" chammer at cfl.rr.com> on 2006.08.05 at 08:35:10(14475)
Understood Marek, you have gone the way of a good many growers in the Intl
Aroid Society. I'm still 'old school', and have been hooked on
Philodendrons, Monsteras and Aglaonemas, among others, since the mid-70s.
Thankfully, I have the growing room. I have one unidentified Amorph, one of
the common ones.

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From: "Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest" steve at exoticrainforest.com> on 2006.08.12 at 14:15:32(14500)
Russ,

I've got on in my office that looks just like that. It
never had a tag. The plant was sent to a family member's funeral and I
brought it home.

Steve Lucas

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From: Hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2006.08.12 at 16:56:59(14503)
At 11:14 AM 7/30/2006, Bluesea wrote:
I don't know if
these attachments will come thru sent this way, but will try.

I'm just wondering if Aglaonema 'Abidjan' is common among
Aroid collectors. Is it in your collection?
Someone has indicated that they've seen one that could be 'Abidjan' being
sold at a WalMart, anyone
seen this and know that it is 'Abidjan'???

Russ
central Fla
Gosh. something that looks exactly like this was sold as an aquarium
plant back in the dark ages. apparently some of these things will grow
for a while underwater, before the inevitable happens, which is a sorry
state indeed. but i DO remember buying this at Aqua Stock, on maybe
Reyerson Street in NY, Aquarium Stock Company, Herbert Axelrod,
prop. I had aquariums as an excuse to have underwater plants, the
fish were only just kind of THERE, for me back then.
hermine

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From: Hermine hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2006.08.13 at 23:28:06(14508)
At 09:55 PM 7/31/2006, you wrote:
Hermine, A.
'Abidjan' leaves are quite large, I would think too large for aquarium
use even with a small plant.
A. 'Silver Queen' was common in the 'old days', it's leaf is smaller but
much more narrow, so I doubt you're thinking of that one. I've
heard that Aglaonemas will live quite a long time under water, and I know
the all- green A. modestum was sold for aquarium planting.

Thanks for the response,
Russ
One of the most sought after plants of the period was the so called
MADAGASCAR LACE LEAF PLANT, Aponogetum fenestralis. I also craved
Cryptocorynes. I have not thought of this in DECADES. it makes me all
gooey with desire for an aquarium again, one of the few things of my
childhood which has gone way down in price since i was a kid. I had
something like a homemade dialysis machine next to my aquariums, which I
watched for hours the way others watch television. I sometimes wonder if
the A. fenestralis has ever been tissue cultured. I grew Ludwigia under
water, and it eventually sought the air and grew in a cascade out of the
aquarium and had to my amazement, wee green flowers. I had never even
heard of green flowers before. but i thought duckweed was a living
miracle, too.
hermine

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From: Eric Schmidt leu242 at yahoo.com> on 2006.08.14 at 07:33:06(14510)
Could it be 'Queen of Siam'? These were in TC in
Florida a few years ago. Here is one here at Leu
Gardens. This is one of the hardier Aglaonema as it
tolerates down into the low 30sF;

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/leuaroid/detail?.dir£ee&.dnmC1dre2.jpg&.src=ph

Eric Schmidt

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From: abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.08.14 at 11:52:11(14513)
No, the plant he sent photos is definitely 'Abidjan'

Marek

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From: abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.08.17 at 01:06:08(14522)
I've found a few photos on the web using google, which I append. I'm not
quite sure if they were labelled correctly, but when it was presented in two
websites under the same name, I'm rather convinced that the plant is
'Abidjan' (I found it also as 'Abijan', but I think it was a typing
mistake). For sure it's not 'Queen of Siam'.

Marek

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From: abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2006.08.17 at 19:01:56(14529)
Hello Russ.

I have about 40 various aroids, but my home is to small to have a larger
collection. I had to get rid of most of my Mosnteras, Philos and Diefs. I
prefer tuberous hardy aroids which I can grow in a garden.

Marek

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