From: aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com
[mailto:aroid-l-bounces at gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of Adam Black
Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2008 11:52 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Does this Anthurium look familiar?
I bought this plant from Tropiflora years ago that was tagged as A.
rzedowskii, but quickly learned it didn't match the description of the
true A. rzedowskii:
Back then, I also asked on this list for help in identifying this plant.
The only helpful response I remember was from Dewey Fisk (couldn't find
it in the archives, may have been a private email) saying that this
plant had appeared for sale from time to time under this name, and that
they all originated directly from a grower in Hawaii. Unfortunately the
nursery was unable to provide any helpful details on this plant's
Attached is a picture of my plant that sadly dropped dead for unknown
reasons the year I purchased it. It was a very distinctive plant, with
the overlapping lobes and thick bulate leaves held upward on long
petioles. I have not seen this plant available anywhere since then, but
hope to come across another to add to my collection.
Hope this was of some help.
Windy Aubrey wrote:
I need a little ID help.
I bought this Anthurium at a local nursery some time ago with the tag
labeled 'Anthurium rzedowskii'.
The nursery had it out in bright light and it was really suffering with
scorched blades and dry conditions. It took years to bring it back, but
now it seems happier. It has been a very slow grower only producing a
few new blades each year. It seems to like moister conditions and lower
I'm not sure if it was labeled correctly and was wondering if anyone
could tell me if they have this in their collection and if the name is
correct, or what the name might be.
It is unlike any other Anthurium we have, specially with it's fibrous
trunk. Also, the way the petioles do not brake off easily when the
blades grow old and fade, but must be cut to be removed.
Thanks for any input,
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