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From: Martyn Denney <Martyn at DENNEY.DEMON.CO.UK>
Subject: Re: A. ochraceum
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I have been just catching up on postings over the last couple of weeks
so this is a very late addition to the thread about A. ochraceam.

I have A. ochraceum which came from Madan Tamang last year.  It did not
flower but put up single leaves with 5 leaflets.

I also have a plant which came from John Amand in March 1993 as A.
ochracea.  This is currently in flower.  It does not flower every year,
but has been consistantly the same stature so I judge it to be mature.

Leaf petiole 6.5 inches (16.5cm) high with 9 radial leaflets 2 - 2.5
inches (5 - 6.5cm) long, with very obvious veins. Colour bright Yellow-
green, approximating to RHS colour chart 144A.
[Yes, Ok, Ok, so I happen to still have the Cyclamen Society's set of
colour charts here, and not everyone has them...  but I thought it might
be useful to include]

Spathe 3 inches (7.5cm) long and 3/8 inch (1cm) in diameter, with apex
upward facing with 0.5 inch (1.5cm) vertical 'tail'. Pedicel 3 inches
(7.5cm). Colour: bright grass green, varying between RHS colour chart
143C and 144C, striped with a translucent white.  Spadix is very
delicate and almost insignificant, less that 1/16th inch (1mm) in
diameter and bright green, possibly RHS 143B but this is difficult to
tell as it is not exserted from the mouth of the spathe and I don't want
to dissect it.

It is undoubtedly similar to A. jacquemontii but differs in that the
ascending tip of the spathe is shorter than I would expect; the spadix
appendage is not exserted from the spathe, and is entirely green.
Martyn Denney
Farnborough, Hampshire, UK.

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