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  Re: [aroid-l] Synandrospadix
From: "Randy Story" story at caltech.edu> on 2002.09.03 at 17:49:59(9324)
Hi Leo,

Did you bring the hellish temperatures here this weekend from Phoenix? 107?
on Sunday, 104? yesterday (42? and 40? for most of the world). Ugh!!!

Actually I was the one who found the Synandrospadix earlier this summer,
although I think I mentioned it in a private response to a different subject
on the other Aroid list. At the earlier sale I saw two plants of
Synandrospadix, and I was pretty sure I remembered it was something
interesting, so I bought one. A quick search confirmed my suspicions:
Geoffrey Kibby had posted about a month earlier a link to a spectacular
photo of this plant, which he still has up:
http://members.aol.com/Geoffaroid/synandrospadix.jpg . So the next day I ran
back and picked up the other plant. Quite a few people at the sale looked
at me (or even questioned me) with puzzled expressions as to why I was
buying just a "small leaf" that didn't even appear to be a succulent. The
plants were just breaking dormancy and the larger of the two has since grown
so that (I'm guessing--I don't have it in front of me) its leaves are about
12 inches (30 cm ) including petioles. I got them for $7.50 each, which I
assume is a good price, since I don't know of anyone who sells them

Leo, did you get the same reaction about buying the plant? Or perhaps the
crowd was more sophisticated? I just checked the Huntington site and noticed
a $70 registration fee for that symposium--so it must have been a pretty
serious group. Or were people too busy buying things to notice?

Thanks for all the info about this plant!


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