Candidissimum and other stuff

Paul Christian paul at RAREPLANTS.CO.UK
Sun Aug 17 20:27:50 CEST 1997

Hi all, Jim,

Arisaema flavum here are all dependent, every last one of them this year,
this is abbreviatum in short and tall forms..

A. verrucosum erect,intermedium erect, consanguineum erect, formosanum
erect, BUT the so- called consanguineum that I am calling erubescens is
dependent, strongly so.  This has been constant, and the more I look at
these two taxa the more convinced I am that they are distinct, a lot more so
than many other spp, I just hope that what I am calling erubescens IS
erubescens.... I put the pjp's on my web site for those interested
( site or
for the Arisaemas)

At 12:16 17/08/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Ellen, Sylvia et al
>One of my candidissimums was nicely on its way to producing seed until the
>plant was broken off, probably by a rabbit or squirrel wandering through the
>garden. It wasn't eaten, just broken. I now have a chicken-wire cage around
>the other one producing seed, which is my pure white flowered plant. Whew!
>Both of these seedheads were dependent, pointing at the ground. The stems did
>a quick 180 as soon as the flower faded. What's the group's experience with
>candidissimum in this regard? And, Roy, do either of your forms of A. flavum
>get dependent seedheads? The tall form that I got from you has an erect
>seedhead, but I have yet to see the small form flower for me.
>Guy's posting last week certainly suggested that this characteristic is a
>constant in any given species, but there was a recent posting on Alpine-L
>which suggested that A. flavum's fruiting spike could be either nodding or
>We have enough people in this group to compile some valid observations in
>this regard. How about posting any species that you grow which has a nodding
>(either 90 or 180 degrees) spike, and I'll keep a record. Of course, we're
>talking about viable seedheads, not the ones that wither after a few weeks,
>which probably represent fruiting without viable seeds.
Paul :-))

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