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Re: black anthurium ?
From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2001.10.08 at 19:44:32(7564)|
Yes, we did have great discussion about this plant last spring. I will put my
two cents in here since I was out of the country when it was apropos.
This plant is Colombian, #1. There is a great variance in its black quality.
Some are very black and some have a maroon color cast. I suspect the one in the
picture is an old flower and one that has more of a red cast to it. All are
very pretty but one has to accept that there is some variance in the 'black'
quality of the flowers. I know it is grown in Florida by one grower under a
mist system but in general, being honest, it is a difficult one to grow. I have
grown it here in mid America and flowered it. I fully agree that it is most
likely a fairly high altitude plant.
I brought a few back with me so if anyone is interested, they can get in touch
with me off line. All that I brought back were in flower so I could determine
the quality of the flower color. I went through hundreds of plants to pick the
best that were in bloom.
> There was an extended discussion on aroid-l on this topic early this year.
> This was from a message I sent last May.
> Dragon-Agro Products in their display at the Greater New York Orchid
> Society Show last month. >>>See attached jpgs please. <<
> out the Dragon Agro page if they have other clones for sale. The sunlight
> coming through the glass ceiling of the Wintergarden at the World Financial
> Center probably helped to contribute to the reddish sheen. At first
> impression in actual encounter, it does appear black, and in a shady
> greenhouse or in the jungle probably darker too.>>>
> Unfortunately this April we probably won't have a show there.
> Bonaventure Magrys
> Cliffwood Beach, NJ USA(See attached file: Black Anthurium 1.jpg)(See
> attached file: Black Anthurium 2.jpg)
> "Lyn Edwards" @mobot.org on 09/24/2001 10:51:02
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> Subject: black anthurium ?
> I have just acquired a plant sold to me as a black anthurium from an
> grower who didn,t know anything about this plant.Does such a plant exist ?
> have taken a couple of digital photos which I could send if anyone could
> take a look for me. The leaves are about 2 feet tall and held very stiffly.
> The flower is nestled at the base and is very definately black ,
> Lyn Edwards
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