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  Another Unknown Aroid
From: "Weaver, Bill" <bill.weaver at hp.com> on 2009.07.17 at 05:49:30(19552)

This is growing outdoors in Santa Barbara California. It is slowly taking o ver
the pot it shares with a cycad. It has survived freezing weather when dorma nt.
I am told that it has a decently sized purple flower. Any ideas?

Thank You

Bill Weaver

From: Peter Boyce <phymatarum at googlemail.com> on 2009.07.17 at 06:48:38(19553)
Hi Bill,

This is Typhonium venosum (aka Sauromatum venosum).


From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter at xs4all.nl> on 2009.07.17 at 06:51:00(19555)
Sauromatum venosum. Sauromatum will be reinstated in a paper by Natalie
Cusimano and myself, based on latest molecular evidence. It will include
several species formerly in Typhonium.

From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2009.07.17 at 16:03:11(19559)

This is Typhonium venosum, moved to the genus Typhonium in 2000, formerly i t
was in a monotype genus Sauromatum.


From: brian lee <lbmkjm at yahoo.com> on 2009.07.17 at 18:21:14(19567)
Dear Aroiders,


I did not know the identity of the Sauromatum venosum in the pot. If one wants to expand their horizons into the realm of cycads, it appears that the species illustrated is, the South African Cape species, Encephalartos arenarius. It is a very beautiful sand dune endemic and the two genera should be separated for the benefit of both. I do not know the value of the Sauromatum, but the Encephalartos is worth a pretty penny, especially at the apparent size in the photos.





From: Ken Mosher <ken at spatulacity.com> on 2009.07.18 at 00:30:19(19569)
More taxonomy changes - fun!

How long before Pseudodracontium is officially merged with Amorphophallus?


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