Subject: [Aroid-l] Apology for offtopic ID request, but one aroid question.
I apologize for this off topic IDrequest, but I recently returned from west coast of Costa Rica and photographed theplant in the SECOND photo shown on the link given below. It was just growing bythe side of the road and did not appear to be part of any man-made landscapingas there was no human habitation nearby, although it certainly could have“escaped”. I have tried some of my local “lists’but with no luck and I know that many of our members are well versed intropical taxonomy beyond our beloved aroids.
The shrub was about 1 meter by 1 meter and the zygomorphic flowers, in terminalclusters at the end of the branches, were perhaps 2 cm across. Anysuggestions?
http://home.roadrunner.com/~abycats (remember, the 2nd photo)
And just to give this post a hint of aroid content, I was in the Cabo BlancoReserve at the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. It wasNovember and the last month of their rainy season. I thought I might see more aroids in flower or fruit, but did not. I know there is nogood generalization, but how might an alternating wet/dry season effect aroidflowering and fruit set (if any). I’m thinking that a plant mightwant its’ seed to mature during the wet season to give optimal conditionsfor germination. Is this too much of a generalization?