ID help, please -- urgent

Jim McClements, Dover, DE z6 JimMcClem at AOL.COM
Fri Feb 14 19:40:33 CET 2003

In a message dated 2/13/03 4:04:20 PM, paige at HILLKEEP.CA writes:

<< A friend with a deadline of today urgently needs a name for an Arisaema in

his collection. Since time is short, I have posted a picture at the top of

the page at

I'm hoping you experts will blow this plant's cover too fast to make posting

a picture to the Utrecht ID site worthwhile; but I'd be happy to post there,

too; am not snubbing Utretcht. 8-)

This Arisaema was received several years ago as A. uralense

(which seems not to exist). It rapidly forms clumps. It looks a lot like

Arisaema triphyllum. Its pseudostem seems exceptionally thick, however, and

in Zone 8 it flowers in March-April, rather than in May-June. It has already

breached the ground.


Re Barry's ID as A. amurense, it's difficult to tell from the photo, but if
it looks like A. triphyllum, I assume that the plants all have 3 leaflets.
Wouldn't that seem to make amurense less likely, unless some forms have only
3 leaflets?


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