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  Lasiomorpha senegalensis
From: earmag at sdv.fr (David SCHERBERICH) on 1997.09.21 at 23:39:16(1284)

> For those of us who have not seen this water dweller, there are photos on our
> aroid pages. In the Genera of Araceae long list under "Lasiomorpha", and
> recently David Scherberich posted photos #134 a, b, c, and d in the I.D.
> section. By the way, I believe that I posted a note to Aroid-l giving the
> I.D. of these plant photos, was it posted? I don`t remember seeing it.

I don't think it was posted as I didn't see it, but I take note of your
identification. Thank you very much. I'm not sure but it was also known as
Cyrtosperma senegalensis, am I wrong ?

By the way, #134 d isn't Lasiomorpha senegalensis, I have no name on it but
it is a Philo. species from french guiana.


From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.09.22 at 02:16:08(1290)
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 1997 7:39 PM
To: ju-bo@msn.com
From: earmag at sdv.fr (David SCHERBERICH) on 1997.09.29 at 01:45:05(1350)
>A. Hay did a paper, "Cyrtosperma (Araceae) and its Old World Allies" in Blumea
>33 (1988) 427-469 and "sraightens" out the names/relations. It was discribed
>as Lasiomorpha by Schott in 1857, then Engler put in into Cyrtosperma in 1879,
>and now Hay has determined that it is not a Cyrtosperma and is in a Genus of
>its own, and I agree with him after I`ve grown it for a few years. I have
>just been sucessful in hand pollenating two blooms on my plants, so will have
>seed available of this wonderful plant in the near future if no catastrophe
>befalls the developing fruit!
>Did you see any seed on the plants that you photographed?

Dear Julius,

Thank you very much for the above information. I didn't check for seeds,
but as far as I remember I haven't seen any fruit. There was much leaves
and very few flowers, but it was very impressive as the one I photographed
was nearly as tall as me (1m80). I remember seeing people selling the
flowers in Abidjan, but I don't know if it was from cultivation.

If you get enough seeds, I would welcome a few.


From: "Julius Boos" <ju-bo at classic.msn.com> on 1997.10.02 at 13:46:23(1369)
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 1997 9:45 PM
To: ju-bo@msn.com
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