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  Re: black anthurium ?
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.09.27 at 07:45:18(7553)
To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 11:42
PM
Subject: Re: black anthurium ?

Dear Folks,

First off, I am NOT an Anthurium person, so am only
offering this info. as a 'tip' to what this plant ( I have not seen a photo as
yet) MAY turn out to be---at least ONE of the so-called 'black' Anthuriums is
Anthurium berriozabalense--I have seen this plant presented as the 'black'
Anthurium on several occasions, and though it does not have as large a spathe
as the seemingly as-yet-undescribed species from the highlands of Colombia,
some specimens demonstrate a respectably sized purple-black spathe, but it is
carried errect on a much longer peduncle than the Colombian
species. I believe that the photos posted by a member this morning
( I had some trouble w/ the d/load, so could not keep the file!) are of
Anthurium berriozablense, this species, with grey-green THICK-textured
sagittate leaf blades grows in the low lands of Mexico as a terrestrial, while
the species w/ the short peduncle and a much larger spathe grows as an
epiphite on trees in the high altitudes of Colombia.
This is one more lesson on the
value of Latin scientific names!

Cheers,

Julius

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