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  Dieffenbachia Identification
From: ju-bo at msn.com (ju-bo at msn.com) on 2008.07.28 at 14:24:47(18275)

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> Subject: FW: Dieffenbachia Identification

To: ju-bo at msn.com

Dear Aroidophiles,

I need some help in I.D.`ing this Dieffenbachia for a friend.
It was bought in Florida from a Nursery some years ago, the guy lost the tag, and I THINK it is probably is a hybrid and/or a commercial cultivar, but ANY info. or name will help.

Sincerely,

Julius

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From: abri1973 at wp.pl (Marek Argent) on 2008.07.29 at 09:26:20(18285)
Hi,

This can be Diefenbachia 'Exotica', a cultivar of D. maculata (D. picta),
but 'Exotica' has shorter petioles. However it is one of the old cultivars.
http://www.wschowa.com/abrimaal/araceum/dieffenbachia/exotica.htm

Best,
Marek

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From: Thomas.Croat at mobot.org (Tom Croat) on 2008.07.30 at 09:28:54(18294)
Julius:

To me this most closely resembles D. killipii Croat owing to the
free, unsheathed length of petiole but without close examination I can
not be sure. That species also is distinctive in having the staminate
and pistillate portions of the spadix virtually contiguous.

Tom

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