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  Anthurium hookeri -Melbourne
From: donbit121 at hotmail.com (Don Bittel) on 2007.12.13 at 20:51:03(16821)
Hi Jeremy,
Your pictures look just like anth. wagnerianus, which seeds itself with purple berries having white bases. A nice veiny leaf. Do take a picture of the new leaf before it uncurls. True hookeri will have just one curl, one side wrapped around the other. All pachyneurium types will have two curls, with each side wrapped around itself, like a figure 8 in cross section. I find it too hard to remember if convolute or involute means 1 or 2 curls. So, if your plant has 2 curls, it is probably wagnerianus.

Don Bittel

From: donbit121 at hotmail.com (Don Bittel) on 2007.12.14 at 05:43:47(16824)
CORRECTION: Your pictures look like anth. fendleri, not wagnerianum. that's the problem of replying to emails late at night without checking the books first. Sorry for any confusion.

Don Bittel

From: gartenbaureisenberger at web.de (Helmut Reisenberger) on 2007.12.21 at 01:28:46(16847)
Hi Don,
As a European collector and commercial grower of a wide variaty of Anthuriums and other rare aroids, I once looked up Anthurium wagnerianus (or wagnerianum)
in "Tropicos". I have got no result until I found out, the right taxom is "Anthurium wagenerianum". This might be of interest for you and all aroiders.
Merry Christmas
Helmut Reisenberger

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