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  Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way'
From: hermine <hermine at endangeredspecies.com> on 2010.10.29 at 17:58:10(21590)
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>Hi guys
>I did a quick google on Aglaonema costatum, and all I come up with
>are all these fancy cultivars.
>The mother plant, labeled A. costatum, from the IAS show has a
>growth habit and foliage that looks EXACTLY like Aspidistra lurida
>Milky Way. Did the vendor forget to label a specific cultivar name
>on this plant? Or is this the true, unmolested, natural species?
>(With all those lovely yellow dots.)
>So, does anybody have a Bognera to trade? :)
>Jude

Speaking of which, do you know where a person can get Aspidistra
lurida 'Milky Way'?

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From: santoury at aol.com on 2010.10.29 at 20:20:26(21593)
Hi,
I have Asp. lurida Milky Way. Contact me if you want to do a swap.. Thanks!

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From: Don Martinson <llmen at wi.rr.com> on 2010.10.30 at 07:55:27(21599)
The species is different, but here is a link to an Aspidistra 'Milky Way':

https://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Plants/Aspidistra-elatior-Amanogawa.ht
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I cannot address the finer points of taxonomy. However, Hortus III suggests
that most material sold under the name of A. lurida is, in fact A. elatior.

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From: santoury at aol.com on 2010.11.01 at 09:08:59(21605)
Hello

That link takes us to an empty Book page.

I grow both species, and elatior is a huge plant, and lurida is diminutive in comparison. They are quite distinct. I have never seen an elatior-sized "Milky Way." I would maintain that they are A. elatior, and A. lurida Milky Way.

The species is different, but here is a link to an Aspidistra 'Milky Way':
https://www.plantdelights.com/Catalog/Plants/Aspidistra-elatior-Amanogawa.ht
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I cannot address the finer points of taxonomy. However, Hortus III suggests
that most material sold under the name of A. lurida is, in fact A. elatior..
Don Martinson

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From: Eric Schmidt <eric.schmidt at cityoforlando.net> on 2010.11.01 at 09:17:59(21606)
Almost all of what is sold and grown in cultivation as Aspidistra elatior 'Milky Way' or Aspidistra lurida 'Milky Way' is actually Aspidistra lurida 'Ginga' ("Ginga' is Japanese for Galaxy). This cultivar only has spots. The true Milky Way is rare and has spots AND stripes and is Aspidistra lurida 'Amanogawa' (Japanese for Milky Way).

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From: santoury at aol.com on 2010.11.01 at 19:20:30(21612)
You're right - I forgot, one of my friends had said "GINGA" - thanks for the correction and the clarification. Thanks! Jude

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From: "Tony Avent" <tony at plantdelights.com> on 2010.11.02 at 05:02:31(21621)
Don, Eric:

If you thought aroid taxonomy is in a shambles, try Aspidistra. For this reason, we started our on-line Aspidistra study gallery. Although it's not complete yet, it will eventually contain images of our entire collection of 105 Aspidistra species and cultivars. We are fortunate to work with several European taxonomists, most notably Dr. H.J. Tillich, who are assisting us in naming new species at an amazing rate. I hope this helps.

http://www.plantdelights.com/gallery/Aspidistra

Tony Avent

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From: Eric Schmidt <eric.schmidt at cityoforlando.net> on 2010.11.03 at 06:33:28(21635)
Thanks Tony.We have assembled a good sized Aspidistra collection in the last few years and noticed several of changed names recently.

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