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  Anthurium tissumi ???
From: Baumfarn Webmaster <webmaster at baumfarn.at> on 2007.06.06 at 22:39:48(15739)
I was told that this is an epiphyt Anthurium: A.tissumi
But I can't find a plant named like this.

Can someone help me?


From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.06.09 at 04:38:06(15749)
Dear Peter:

There is no such name and
unfortunately there are scores of species that look like this based on your
photo. I suspect you have no locality but if you did that would help. Also can
you not take pictures showing the blades close up, the stem with the cataphylls
and an inflorescence if one exists.


From: Baumfarn Webmaster <webmaster at baumfarn.at> on 2007.06.10 at 18:05:35(15763)
Dear Tom,
yes, I cheked the name too and couldn't find anything similar.

locality = Ecuador (At least it was told to me to be so (And I hope
this is still something similar to english ;-)))
Blade = Blatt [ger] yes
inflorescence = don't have any
What are cataphylls ??


From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.06.11 at 18:51:24(15769)
Dear Peter:

Ecuador is a
big step forward but that still leaves probalby 150 species, most of which are
relatively similar from that viewpoint. Who did you get this plant
from? Don’t they know more precisely where it came from? Most
of the species that look like this are members of Anthurium sect. Porphyrochitonium
and that group has lots of new species. You plant could likewise be new
but without something more firm regarding its locality it will remain only a


From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2007.06.11 at 18:54:36(15770)

Sorry, I forgot to mention
cataphylls. These are the little bract-like structures from which the new leaf
emerges. They may fall off after the new leaf emerges but more likely they are
persistent as fibers, remaining attached to the stem.


From: Baumfarn Webmaster <webmaster at baumfarn.at> on 2007.06.12 at 20:52:25(15779)
I researched the fair exhibitior and found him: http://www.bromelia.cz/
He wrote for me on a piece of paper the name of the plant: Anthurium

From: webmaster at baumfarn.at (Baumfarn Webmaster) on 2007.11.05 at 13:20:30(16668)
here's a new picture of 'Anthurium tissumi' which developed seeds
without visible inflorescence.

From: edleigh7 at optusnet.com.au (edleigh) on 2007.11.07 at 08:32:56(16673)
No idea, but what a great photo and a great plant!! Is it common for
Anthurium's to do this?


Ed & Leigh

From: webmaster at baumfarn.at (Baumfarn Webmaster) on 2007.11.10 at 18:02:23(16679)
I've no idea.
Before I only knew the *normal* Anthuriums in earth.
I saved some seeds and planted them in cork. Probably I will have some
additional plants in the future ;-)
The seeds (like a miniature rice corn) develop a small leaf at the
brighter side of their end and a first root at the darker side.
And this is how they do their further growing: leafs always to the
bright side and roots search dark spaces.
Here you can see how the roots find their way behind the bamboo-wall:


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