They're coming up

Adam Fikso irisman at AMERITECH.NET
Fri Jun 20 20:37:32 CEST 2003

The A-55 aff.flavum,, is indeed blooming.  It was so small,when it first
appeared I didn't see the spathe.  It has now more than quadrupled  in size
and separated from the cataphyll and is  quite clearly ssp. abbreviatum.  I
find it quite beautiful..  At first, the spathe was barely noticeable and as
green as the rest of the plant. Dimensions of the spatheare 2.5 x 5 cm and
the plant is 25 cm tall, (largest dimensions ).

Spathe color is chartreuse andI assume that it will age to yellow.   The
blotch inside the spathe is as pictured in the Gusmans' book,possibly a
trifle wider.  Some of the Chen Yi things were accurately identified
(relatively--such as this item) others had apparently been mixed up.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Adam Fikso" <irisman at Ameritech.Net>
Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 6:13 PM
Subject: Re: They're coming up

> Hurrah! here too.
>  An A-55 indicated as  flavum var. turned up this morning, having grown
> approximately 5-6 inches overnight.    Too small to bloom--but...  Altog
> ether very puzzling
> I haver been thinking about arisaemas apparing in the wwods where they've
> nlot been before, and in our gardens.  One p;ossibkility is that, for
> trhiphyllum, the first germianation is not necessarily an eophyll, but
> some con ditions, a protocorm, (and thereby not seen or noticed) so that
> emerges the next year and grows to one foot, blooming and sort of mature,
> which (with my limited experience) hasn't been seen to happen from seed,
> except perhaps in these odd instances.  I'm going to check another old
> reference I remember from about 60 years ago re appearance of forest
> (orchids)  when there has been a clearing or a burn, or tracks made by a
> wheeled vehicle.   Somebody nag me if I don't post it (if you're
> interested).  Adam in Glenview, IL.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "J.E. Shields" <jshields104 at INSIGHTBB.COM>
> Sent: Sunday, June 15, 2003 2:41 PM
> Subject: They're coming up
> > Glorioski, Zero!  (as "Little Orphan Annie"  or someone was wont to
> exclaim)
> >
> > A couple of Arisaema consanguineum are coming up, and one A.
> > candidissimum!  Never say "die" as the saying goes.  Also have a fourth
> > fargesii coming up -- making 4 out of 6 fargesii now in evidence.
> Hallelujah!
> >
> > I suppose I'll get used to this sort of behavior in hardy Arisaema
> > eventually.  Right now, it is still very new to me.
> >
> > Now what do I want to try next year -- A. heterophyllum?
> >
> > Jim Shields
> > in central Indiana
> >
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> >

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