From: aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 3:21 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] A little orchid mystery that is truly an aroid
I'd like to ask for the help of all you Anthurium growers out there.
On the UBC plant discussion group there is a Canadian grower living in
Ecuador who has acquired quite a large number of exotic species since
moving to South America. He's fairly knowledgeable about orchids, but
less so about aroids. He recently put up a request for information that
sent several of us on a wild chase. He thought he had an orchid that
was producing an inflorescence similar to that of an Anthurium. The
problem was, he didn't realize there was both a small Anthurium and an
orchid in the pot!
I was from the beginning dubious of the fact this might be an orchid but
was oblivious to the obvious fact there was an Anthurium spathe hanging
pendantly and a spadix filled with seed berries staring me in the face!
It was quite malformed. But Steve Marak took a look and, after a bit of
discussion, figured out what all the rest of us were missing.
But we still don't have any idea what kind of Anthurium is in that pot!!
Would you take a look at the link and tell us if you have any idea what
species this might be? You're welcome to simply post your own
conclussions on the UBC site, or post them here and I'll gladly post
them over there with your name (if you wish). This started out to be
one good "orchid" mystery and if you read the link you'll understand
Hopefully, we can turn this fellow into an aroider! One other reader
has already signed up on Aroid l as a result.
We collect and grow many rare and
exotic tropical plants and orchids. Take
the "Rainforest Tour" at:
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