Mr. Scott Hyndman
International Aroid Society Web Site
Vero Beach, Florida, USA
USDA Hardiness Zone 10a
on 11/17/01 12:42 AM, Wilbert Hetterscheid at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> We have succeeded in Leiden in pollinating two inflorescences of Anchomanes
> Anchomanes WHO???? This is a species from western Africa, with a thick
> creeping rhizome, a bright green spathe, large stigmas that are almost
> sessile on the centre of the ovary and with red fruits. This can all be seen
> on a few scans that I have asked Scott Hyndman to put on the IAS website.
> When that has been done, I hope Scott will inform this list, so you can have
> a peek.
> The leaflets of A. dalzielii are also very broad. The differences with forms
> of An. difformis (which goes in collections still under all kind of false
> names like An. hookeri, An, giganteum etc.) are that An. difformis has the
> spathe dark maroon or pink or colours in-between, stigmas small, placed in
> the lower part of the ovary-tip, fruits purple.
> In the literature An. dalzielii has often been misidentified as An.
> welwitschii but that name in fact stands for a form of An. difformis, that
> was once also known as An. difformis var. welwitschii, which in my opinion
> is the correct classification/name. In An. difformis var. welwitschii one
> can see the typical excentrically placed stigma, typical of An. difformis.
> The main difference is that in var. welwitschii the stigma is almost sessile
> (not much of a style present). Our clones in Leiden of var. welwitschii also
> have pink spathes. As in typical difformis the berries of var. welwitschii
> are purple.
> I do seem to remember I wrote a few lines on these Anchomanes
> name-confusions a long while back but I guess you can find that in the
> If you are interested in seed(s), please send your request to my email
> adress and
> DON'T USE THE REPLY KEY WITH THIS MESSAGE. Mail to email@example.com and
> please, DO INCLUDE THE ADDRESS WE CAN SEND THE SEEDS TO EVEN WHEN YOU THINK
> I ALREADY HAVE IT. Depending on the number of request you either get a lot,
> or less, or a lot less or zilch........... But I guess we have enough for
> quite some requests.
> Lord Anchophallus