A. flavum & A. consang. ssp. biradiatifoliatum

Anne Chambers annechambers at SUILVEN0.DEMON.CO.UK
Mon May 29 11:27:22 CEST 2000

In message <v01520d09b557caf0f18f@[]>, guy gusman
<ggusman at ULB.AC.BE> writes
>The reference is:
>Arisaema biradiatifoliatum Kitamura in Acta Phytotax. Geobot. 10: 187 (1941).
>a name given to the Taiwanese form of A. consanguineum. It means "with two
>radiate leaves"; no wonder as A. consanguineum in Taiwan usually has two
>leaves when mature, i.e. when a female flowering specimen.
>One of the leaflets in all SINARISAEMA can be considered "central" and is
>often slightly upwards, while others correspond to the "laterals" as in a
>section such as TORTUOSA.
>Best wishes.
>>In a message dated 5/21/00 3:54:30 PM, annechambers at SUILVEN0.DEMON.CO.UK
>>2nd question - A. consanguineum ssp. biradiatifoliatum was much admired
>>and I was asked about the name biradiatifoliatum. Anyone know to what it
>>refers? I notice that while the leaflets are like the spokes of a wheel,
>>in each of the 4 seedlings, one leaflet is not in the same flat plane as
>>the rest but is carried at a slight upwards angle - is this relevant?
Thanks, Guy - that's wonderful, I'm really pleased to have your clear
explanation. I'm about to show these again this weekend at Scotland's
foremost gardening show in Edinburgh, so if anyone comments on the name
then I have the information.

Anne Chambers

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