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A Big Leaf Anthurium

Discussion in 'COMPANION PLANTS - TROPICAL & SUBTROPICAL' started by Dypsisdean, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    OK, so it's not the biggest leaf in the world, but I think it's really cool with the corrugations. I don't believe it is A. corrugatum, but correct me if I'm wrong.
    I thought the Big Leaf crowd might like a look.
     

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  2. aussiearoids

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    very nice Dean , maybe an enormous pulcherum ? though I doubt it largest I have ever seen only had leaves 30 cms or so ////
     
  3. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I sent a pic to Ron Kaufman a while back and he said he would need a better pic of the flower. I'll try to get one, and maybe he can log in and take a look.
     
  4. kaowinston

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    Hey Dean, I think I have a photo of this one taken at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, more than a year ago.
    Winston
     
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  5. kaowinston

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    I will try again. Winston
     

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  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Winston,

    That's a cool Anthurium, but I don't think it's the same as the corrugated one. I think the one you posted is A. cupulispathum. A beauty.

    I could be wrong, or course. There is a pic of a small one side by side with the corrugated one here. http://www.palmpedia.net/forum/showthread.php?t=28

    I just don't see the fine corrugations in the one you posted. There are too many beautiful foliage Anthuriums to keep track of. :)
     
  7. kaowinston

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    Hello Dean

    I just remembered this one I saw in Lyon in France. What do you think?

    Winston
     

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  8. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Winston,
    The one you just posted is Anthurium veitchii. Another one of the hundred or so beautiful foliage anthuriums.
    Here's some more.
     

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  9. Peter

    Peter Member

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    Awesome Dean!
     
  10. Kim

    Kim Active Member

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    What are some good resources for these plants on the Big Island? I'd like to get some of these large leaves going up some bare tree trunks.

    And where can one find reliable cultural information?
     
  11. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Kim,

    Very hard question. My aroids have come from literally twenty different sources. From Oahu, to several different backyard growers/gardeners, to nurseries (many now closed), to the various plant sales and farmers markets, and even along the road in front of older houses.

    The best collection was Karel's, and a guy named Troy Shigenaga of Novelty Greens (Hilo) bought it when he passed away. But calls to Troy to purchase from him have gone unreturned. Jerry A. has a few nice ones for sale. If you ever manage to contact Troy, please let me know.

    So in other words, you are pretty much on your own, and just need to keep your eyes out.

    For info (and maybe some island connections) - join the Aroid Society. It's a fairly vigorous group.
     
  12. Kim

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    Interesting. Last time I was in Hilo I called Novelty Greens to arrange a visit, left a message, no response. I'll keep trying. Jerry, well, okay. I've seen some philos at HD but I have NO clue what I'm looking at, and don't want to plant bad boys who misbehave in the garden.

    Aroid Society, I suppose I'll find a link here? Yes, I will look.

    By the way, the piece of "whatever it was" you gave to me and Bags from your Encinitas garden is undaunted by my cool weather. Completely ignored, and it's still alive and producing new leaves.
     
  13. Dypsisdean

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    International Aroid Society

    They may actually be more obsessed than Palm Nuts. :) It is a fascinating family of plants, especially for us.
     
  14. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Dean / Kim,

    You should try and get your hands on a Anthurium faustomirandae. It might/could be the largest leaf of all Anthuriums. I'm growing lots of these here in south Florida, and they do really well. It's not one for the trees though. The leaves get about 4' long(up and down) by maybe 2' wide.
     
  15. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    So where's the pics???
     
  16. ariscott

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    I love anthurium!!!! I don't have many yet.... but I WILL get them eventually. Those obake flowering anthurium is nice too....

    Regards, Ari :)
     
  17. Dypsisdean

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    Jeff may be right, but this would have to be a close second. The leaf on this one is 5'4" long and 3 1/2 feet wide.
     

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