Fw: ID help, please -- urgent

Barry Yinger asiatica at NNI.COM
Fri Feb 14 21:40:20 CET 2003

I saw many A. amurense with 3 leaflets in Korea.

Barry Yinger

On Friday, February 14, 2003, at 02:48 PM, Pacific Rim wrote:

> Thank you, all, for your suggestions (both online and off) about the
> ID of
> my friend's clump of  green and white Arisaema. I have forwarded the
> lot to
> him.
> Jim McClements raises my own concern. The leaves on these plants have
> three
> leaflets. The slide does not show characters very clearly but I have
> badgered my friend on this issue. Three leaflets is correct.
> I understand that amurense when immature has three leaflets.
> But do some forms of amurense, in maturity, have three leaflets?
> Or is it possible for every individual in a big clump of amurense to be
> immature for years? The slide I scanned was taken in 1998 or 1999; in
> 2002
> the plants again had three leaflets.
> One correspondent says that stock received from Moscow as A. "bockii,"
> which
> has three leaflets, was later determined as A. amurense; but that this
> was
> not published.
> Anyone who came in late can see the plants I asked about here
> http://www.hillkeep.ca/study_centre.htm
> And pictures of "bockii" at the bottom of the Arisaema amurense page at
> http://www.head-crash.com/~rrh/Pages/aramur.html
> Paige Woodward
> paige at hillkeep.ca
> www.hillkeep.ca

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