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  Anthurium unknown! - banta
From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.11 at 17:26:03(21054)
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From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.11 at 17:26:03(21055)
As per Julius' request yesterday, below is my response from John Banta
who is lovingly known to many aroiders as "the Banta". Banta has been
around since the beginning of the IAS and is a wealth of knowledge.
This response is in regard to the discussion on this forum in regard to
the plant that appeared to be related to either Anthurium crystallinum
or a similar species. It also strongly appears the mystery plant in
Zach's photo has been solved but as the Banta often does, he presents
some additional mystery into the discussion.




From: "Marek Argent" <abri1973 at wp.pl> on 2010.05.11 at 22:29:23(21056)


Yes, I wanted to make myself sure, because I have almost an identical plant,

the leaves of my specimen are more round, but it is a juvenile plant yet.


In the meantime John Criswick sent 2 photos to Aroid-L and it caused the chaos.

I dare to send them again.

I think that 1890 is A. leuconeurum or a young A. magnificum

and 1892 is probably a form of A. clarinervium or a hybrid.




From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.11 at 23:16:40(21057)
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From: "John" <criswick at spiceisle.com> on 2010.05.12 at 13:06:20(21064)
Hi Marek,

Both 1890
and 1892 are plants out of tissue culture produced by Agristarts in Florida. The first is



From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.13 at 11:54:51(21065)
Everyone please keep in mind that the plant in Zach' photo was
photographed in the collection of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Emily can correct me if I am wrong, but it is my understanding that the
plants in the Climatron display come from the garden's own collection
and every aroid I have ever seen in that collection has an accession
tag on it with detailed info where the plant came from in nature. It
be possible but I would doubt there are any tissue cultured plants on
display but again Tom or Emily would need to speak to that issue.
Similar plant forms to those in the photos may be available from
Agristarts or other sources but I would be very surprised if the garden
uses tissue cultured plants.

Several times I have gone in the the MOBOT aroid greenhouse and asked
where a specific plant was that I had once photographed (normally large
Anthurium species) and been told it is currently on display in
the Climatron. Emily keeps very precise records on all the plants.

Last night Julius also provided additional information on the Banta's
email response in regard to articles on similar plants that can be
found in Aroideana. Banta's article can be read in Aroideana
Vol. 6, No. 1, pg. 26-27 in an article titled What's in a Name.
Dr. Croat has an article in Vol. 6, No. 4, pg. 133
in an article titled The Origin of Anthurium leuconeurum
Lem. I found the features of Anthurium leuconeurum to be similar
to the plant in Zach's photo and commented on that to several of you

If you don't have these issues you can download the articles from the
IAS website www.Aroid.org

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From: Sheldon Hatheway <sfhatheway at yahoo.com> on 2010.05.14 at 19:29:01(21068)
Both pictures look like plain old chlorotic (well on the way to (if not already having arrived at) being dead) leaves.

Sheldon Hatheway

From: "Tom Croat" <Thomas.Croat at mobot.org> on 2010.05.16 at 12:45:58(21069)
Steve: The yellow thing has nothing to do with the Anthurium.


From: ExoticRainforest <Steve at ExoticRainforest.com> on 2010.05.16 at 18:09:46(21070)
I agree Tom. Zach sent me the original photo in full size and the
yellow is a dead leaf on the plant behind.


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