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  Re: The correct name for Arisaema consanguineum
From: Roy Herold <rrh at genesis.nred.ma.us> on 1997.02.21 at 20:51:51(414)
Pete et al:

Whoops, looks like it may be time to update the Arisaema Page. But before I
do, a couple of questions:

1. Has the observation by Hara that A. erubescens has an erect
infructescence been determined to be erroneous?

2. I've just been reading the 1996 article by Jenn-Che Wang on 'The
systematic study of Taiwanese Arisaema' which describes A. consanguineum in
detail. In an accompanying photograph, I was surprised to see the base of
the spadix of a female inflorescense covered with stout bristle-like
appendages. Are these the same as what you refer to as 'stout sterile
structures'. I don't recall seeing any in the consanguineums I grow, but I
may have missed them. Has anyone else observed them?

2A. Wang also notes that A. consanguineum and A. formosanum are very
similar in morphology as well as habit, and may hybridize with one another
in the wild. Is there any talk of lumping formosanum with
erubescens/consanguineum, or is the thickness of the spadix appendage
enough to keep them separate?

3. Has A. kelung-insularis been lumped with A. consanguineum, and therefore
with A. erubescens?

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