IAS Aroid Quasi Forum

About Aroid-L
 This is a continuously updated archive of the Aroid-L mailing list in a forum format - not an actual Forum. If you want to post, you will still need to register for the Aroid-L mailing list and send your postings by e-mail for moderation in the normal way.

  Re: Identifying Anthuriums and Pseudodrac.
From: Neil Carroll zzamia at hargray.com> on 2000.09.12 at 14:37:41(5416)
>I have recently aquired several types of "birdsnest" Anthuriums that
>have no tags, and I am curious as to their identification. The few
>sources I have tried (Tropicos, TAP gallery, Dewey's sale page, Exotica)
>have not helped much. I see so many similarities between certain types
>that leads me to wonder about the best way to ID the birdsnest
>Anthuriums. If I were to email pictures of the plant and inflorescence
>to anyone who would want to give it a shot, would it be possible to
>identify it, keeping in mind they are not among the distinctive species,
>they are A. hookerii-ish in appearance, but I am certain they are not
>hookeriis. At least they appear to be different enough from two of my
>plants labeled "hookerii" and hookerii 'Ruffles'. Unless- being that I
>have two types of hookerii, is there much regional variation among a
>particular species of Anthurium? Or is there variation in morphology due
>to environmental factors such as light availability, temperature,
>variation in habitat, etc? One plant (actually looks like several plants
>intertwined together) has many pendulous inflorescences. Does the fact
>that the inflorescence is not erect narrow it down the possibilities
>very much?
>One clue about two of them, they were purchased over the weekend at
>Selby Bot. Gardens plant shop, if anyone has been there recently and
>noticed them. They were the only two types of birdsnests they had for
>sale that I noticed. There are a few more of one type, I purchased the
>only one of the other type. I don't have pictures just yet, but if
>anyone wants to try and ID it, I will send them to whoever emails me
>PRIVATELY when I get around to taking them.
>I also finally have pictures of the inflorescence of my unidentified
>species of Pseudodracontium that I will email to whoever wants to try to
>ID the species. Again, email me PRIVATELY if you want to see it. And
>finally, please excuse my ignorance in these subjects. I am eager to
Note: this is a very old post, so no reply function is available.