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  RE: Lasiomorpha senegalensis
From: earmag at sdv.fr (David SCHERBERICH) on 1997.09.29 at 01:45:05(1350)
>A. Hay did a paper, "Cyrtosperma (Araceae) and its Old World Allies" in Blumea
>33 (1988) 427-469 and "sraightens" out the names/relations. It was discribed
>as Lasiomorpha by Schott in 1857, then Engler put in into Cyrtosperma in 1879,
>and now Hay has determined that it is not a Cyrtosperma and is in a Genus of
>its own, and I agree with him after I`ve grown it for a few years. I have
>just been sucessful in hand pollenating two blooms on my plants, so will have
>seed available of this wonderful plant in the near future if no catastrophe
>befalls the developing fruit!
>Did you see any seed on the plants that you photographed?

Dear Julius,

Thank you very much for the above information. I didn't check for seeds,
but as far as I remember I haven't seen any fruit. There was much leaves
and very few flowers, but it was very impressive as the one I photographed
was nearly as tall as me (1m80). I remember seeing people selling the
flowers in Abidjan, but I don't know if it was from cultivation.

If you get enough seeds, I would welcome a few.


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