A. consanguineum query

Anne Chambers annechambers at SUILVEN0.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Jan 1 14:42:20 CET 2002

In message < at pop.ozemail.com.au>, Paul
Tyerman <ptyerman at OZEMAIL.COM.AU> writes
>Howdy Arisaema-Lers,
>Hapy New Year and all that jazz.  Hope the Silly Season was a good one for
>you all.
>I have a question regarding Arisaema consanguineum.  I was given a "Green
>Form" by a friend and it has come into flower today.  For some reason until
>now I had never noticed the long trailers on each of the leaflets.  They
>must be at least 4 inches long, trailing downwards from the "umbrella" of
>the leaf.

Paul - Flora of Bhutan describes leaflets as having filiform-caudate
tips of between 1 - 5 cm long but in my experience in the wild they are
usually much longer, often up to 4 inches as with yours. It makes for a
very attractive plant especially with beads of rainwater running off the
I will send you a pic of it in south-east Tibet complete with leeches -
they don't detract from the appeal of the plant, provided you see them

Anne Chambers

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