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metalfan

I am totally back into aroids after losing a significant part of my collection 9-10 years ago in a series of mishaps. Who else is into them? Anthurium clarinervium!

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greysrigging

Some Aussie Aroids...

 

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greysrigging

I have a few in my yard as understory plants....
 

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metalfan

Cool! I have started my hand at crossing anthuriums and raising seedlings. Its fun until you realize there are way more seeds than one person can actually raise to maturity LOL

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Darold Petty

Gina, what is your method for storing the pollen ?  Thanks

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metalfan

I don't store it. When I see a spadix producing pollen, I walk around and try to find one that has sticky on it that would be receptive. Then I just get the pollen all over my fingers and rub it onto the ovule parent.

I have trays of seedlings growing out now from crosses I made between Anthurium watermaliense, podophyllum,  vittarifolium, crenatum, cupulispathum, crystallinum, clavinerum, spectabile and a few others. Ot will be interesting to see what comes out of the mixes. The infructescence above is ovule parent spectabile. I know I crossed this single spadix with watermaliense and schlechtendalii. I am just doing this for fun. I am not keeping detailed records. But I have a LOT of little plants growing from seeds I have harvested on these crosses.

I raised over 20 plants from a self-cross between 2 spectabile parents and those plants are already having leaves 15" or so long. I traded away several. This is the mother plant that this spadix is on, oldest leaves are 4+ feet 

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John hovancsek

I am a closet collector 

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Darold Petty

I have 4 or 5 species, mostly outdoors.   Here is my most famous one, an undescribed species from cloud forest near Loja, Ecuador at 8200 feet elevation.  It took several years for me to get up to speed about Anthurium pollination.  I was successful, and now have selfings from my sole adult plant.  A. clarinervum makes seed in my greenhouse without assistance.

 

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kinzyjr

Don't have many but I like what I do have:

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metalfan
7 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

I have 4 or 5 species, mostly outdoors.   Here is my most famous one, an undescribed species from cloud forest near Loja, Ecuador at 8200 feet elevation.  It took several years for me to get up to speed about Anthurium pollination.  I was successful, and now have selfings from my sole adult plant.  A. clarinervum makes seed in my greenhouse without assistance.

 

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That looks very much like A. cupulispathum.

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metalfan
8 hours ago, John hovancsek said:

I am a closet collector 

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Ohhh is that Peltigerum and Polydactylum? I had peltigerum many years ago but have lost it...I have polysactylum in the greenhouse. Yours are beautiful!!!!

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waykoolplantz

For those in S Florida...or those needing a reason to come to S Florida...the Aroid show next weekend at Fairchild

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Darold Petty
3 hours ago, metalfan said:

That looks very much like A. cupulispathum.

Thanks, I will investigate the description of that species ! :greenthumb:

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annafl

Our cluster of Philodendron pastazanum.  Anthurium clavigerum climbing oak on right, possibly Anthurium pseudospectabile in crotch of oak on left.

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metalfan

Beautiful!!!!! I have Clavigerum literally all over my greenhouse. Its getting some really large leaves as it climbs. I don;t grow pastazanum but have plowmanii which I just adore. This is a shot that encompasses a few that are all together. Anthurium podophyllum,  Philodendron verrucosum,  Anthurium clavigerum, ALocasia 'Frydek' and Anthurium pedatoradiatum.

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metalfan
5 hours ago, waykoolplantz said:

For those in S Florida...or those needing a reason to come to S Florida...the Aroid show next weekend at Fairchild

I can't come but I have a friend who is going with my wish list LOL

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metalfan

This is something I have wanted to get back for YEARS since mine passed away. I got some cuttings in a trade with a very nice gentleman from this forum, and have finally gotten them to become well and truly established and flourishing. The first photo is the whole thing, which is mounted on coir on a fence post, the second a close up, Rhaphidophora cryptantha It started out on a little tree fern totem inside in my terrarium and now its out in the greenhouse..

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18 hours ago, metalfan said:

Beautiful!!!!! I have Clavigerum literally all over my greenhouse. Its getting some really large leaves as it climbs. I don;t grow pastazanum but have plowmanii which I just adore. This is a shot that encompasses a few that are all together. Anthurium podophyllum,  Philodendron verrucosum,  Anthurium clavigerum, ALocasia 'Frydek' and Anthurium pedatoradiatum.

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Gorgeous!  I love the combo pic!

 

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annafl

A couple more from my garden.  They are:  Alocasia Borneo Giant (8-9 feet tall with leaves up to 4ft), Bird's nest anthurium, Colocasia Teacup, Colocasia Mojito, Phil. Pink Princess.

 

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mwardlow

Some of my favorite are my, Monstera yellow varigated, Anthurium Vanderknapp, Anthurium Oaxaca, Unknown with Darold Pettys at bottom, P billietiae orange petioles

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aussiearoids

I am still here .. one of my hybrid Anthuriums [ but been done before ] veitchii x formosum .

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Missi

Sorry you'll miss the IAS show/sale this weekend :crying: I will be there bright and early at 9 with my wish list. I also have an order to pick up from an Ecuadorian orchid/aroid grower! Anthuriums are my favorite, but I also collect some Philodendron and Monstera. Starting to lust after some of the smaller Alocasia species/hybrids, but have to look into their cultivation needs first. I know some need high humidity and cooler temps, which I'll need to set terrariums up for.

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Missi
On 9/13/2019 at 8:44 AM, metalfan said:

Cool! I have started my hand at crossing anthuriums and raising seedlings. Its fun until you realize there are way more seeds than one person can actually raise to maturity LOL

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If you need new homes for your seedlings, you should totally sell me some :P

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waykoolplantz

I just left the Aroids show at Fairchild and I am blown away by the number of people who came to this. At least 200 rabid planties filled the small meeting room.  I met folks from Seattle...Pennsylvania and New York.. so welcome to see that many plant fanatics.

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34 minutes ago, waykoolplantz said:

I just left the Aroids show at Fairchild and I am blown away by the number of people who came to this. At least 200 rabid planties filled the small meeting room.  I met folks from Seattle...Pennsylvania and New York.. so welcome to see that many plant fanatics.

Mike, I so wanted to go.  Wish it wasn't such a long day for us to enjoy those things.  Did you get anything?

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metalfan

Mike a friend of mine from here went down. He was really kind of disappointed. Said that there were so many people you couldn't get up to the tables to see the plants and when you did they were all gone. Also said there was a lot of really common stuff there.

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metalfan
On 9/19/2019 at 3:12 PM, Missi said:

If you need new homes for your seedlings, you should totally sell me some :P

Maybe we can trade!!!!

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Missi
On 9/21/2019 at 11:36 AM, waykoolplantz said:

I just left the Aroids show at Fairchild and I am blown away by the number of people who came to this. At least 200 rabid planties filled the small meeting room.  I met folks from Seattle...Pennsylvania and New York.. so welcome to see that many plant fanatics.

I was there at 930 and there were already so many people in there! It truly was insanity. Sorry I missed you! I went straight to Ecuagenera, picked up my preorder and a couple other things, quickly looked around the other tables, then got the heck out of dodge to wander the garden. It got swarmed in the conservatory as well.

On 9/21/2019 at 8:55 PM, metalfan said:

Mike a friend of mine from here went down. He was really kind of disappointed. Said that there were so many people you couldn't get up to the tables to see the plants and when you did they were all gone. Also said there was a lot of really common stuff there.

Accurate about the tables. There was hardly any room to sort through plants in boxes on tables and the floor. Most people were polite, but some would snatch stuff right in front of you. There were a lot of common Alocasia, Aglaonema, Anthurium grown for flowers, etc. I was surprised the members sale tables didn't have more rare stuff. 

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The Silent Seed

MWard - your "unknown" looks to be a Rhaphidophora decursiva. I grow this one, along with hundreds of other aroids as well. 

 

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On 9/21/2019 at 11:36 AM, waykoolplantz said:

I just left the Aroids show at Fairchild and I am blown away by the number of people who came to this. At least 200 rabid planties filled the small meeting room.  I met folks from Seattle...Pennsylvania and New York.. so welcome to see that many plant fanatics.

I was at the Aroid show this past Saturday and it was crazy. I had not been to a IAS event in some time and it was fun to attend. I had not seen so many plant fanatics crammed into the auditorium in a long while. My group didn't arrive until about 10:45 and it was shoulder-to-shoulder the entire time. Saw many of the same familiar faces and a lot of new ones. I learned a lot about Aroids in a short amount of time. I felt good if I recognized a plant on display. If it wasn't labeled and I got it to genus, I was happy.

We stayed until 1:00PM to attend the presentations that took place next door in the Corbin building. The first was a consensus of the Aroid genera of Central America presented by Dr. Tom Croat, Ph.D. of the Missouri Botanical Garden. I was told by those in attendance that he is the 'Dransfield' of the Aroid world and I have no doubt about that. He went through the genera native to Mexico and Central America and did a species count. He compared the current number of species to the last major treatment of the Araceae that took place around the year 1900. The difference was amazing. So many new species. He pointed out one interesting way to learn the genus Anthurium: learn the sections instead. By learning the sections, Anthurium doesn't look so massive and it breaks the genus down into easier-to-learn chunks. One fact that I didn't know was that Duckweeds, those microscopic floating aquatic plants, were now lumped into Araceae as a subfamily, Lemnoideae.

The second talk was by Scott Hyndman, a horticulturalist who had just spent the past three months in Borneo. His presentation was titled "Rescuing Borneo and its Aroids" He focused the talk on the Aroid flora of Sarawak and neighboring areas of Kalimantan, He also mentioned how dry it has been in Borneo. Many of the fires started to clear land for agriculture have gotten way out of control, similar to those in Brazil. He had many amazing photos of genera and species, enough "ooh's and "ahh's" from the diehard Aroid crowd. He gave an excellent description of just how much of the island is unexplored and how many species could be out there. Palms too I bet.

 

- Just after entering through the old entrance on the way to the Auditorium. You could feel the noise.

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- Where do we start? (B) The green tables held members' plants for sale.

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- I could not get a good view from the floor so I headed for the stage. I had to fight through. In addition to plants, Aroid art was for sale.

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- Plant fanatics gorging on Aroids. The line to pay for the members' plants would often stretch across the room.

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Palmarum

- Count them, if you can.

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- Every bit of the floor around the edge of the room was taken up by vendors. The center of the auditorium was reserved for the show plants.

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- Attendees were flowing in and around the Auditorium, with many exiting to make a run to their cars and then returning. Some had wagons and carts. How they maneuvered them through was amazing.

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- Time for the auction. In the midst of the sale and show, the auction was started with material waiting on the stage. With Don Bittle handling the plant descriptions and Bill Rotolante pointing out the bids, the auction went from zero to crazy in an instant.

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Palmarum

- Many if not all of the plants were new to me. I recognized genera and that was about it. The excitement was easier to understand and was fun to watch.

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- I could tell that people were waiting for certain plants. There were jumps in bidding action and amounts went high quickly.

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- The use of paper plates as bidding paddles seems to be a plant auction requirement.

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- People were waiting on every plant. (B) The next item was the Black variety of the Z.Z. Plant, Zamioculcas zamiifolia.

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Palmarum

- The show plants were amazing. They could turn any plant person into a Aroid fan. Some of the plants were multiples. These were two different specimens of Amorphophallus decus-silvae × variabilis. 

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- A cool Anthurium hybrid.

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- Neat color on an Amorphophallus glaucophyllus.

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- One of a few plants with a 'Best of Show' ribbon, Philodendron tortum.

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Great stuff. I need to make an effort to make it to the sales from now on. This is always a busy time of the year in the plant world.

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paquicuba
On 9/15/2019 at 3:20 PM, mwardlow said:

Some of my favorite are my, Monstera yellow varigated, Anthurium Vanderknapp, Anthurium Oaxaca, Unknown with Darold Pettys at bottom, P billietiae orange petioles

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This is an epipremnum pinnatum

 

 

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John hovancsek

Some stuff to lust over 

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Funkthulhu

I shall Aroid again!  There is a bare patch from a removed tree that is brick-bordered in the lawn at my new place.  The owner says I can plant anything I want.  So, it's gonna be all Musa basjoo and Elephant Ears next spring! 

 

That said, this thread gives me warm fuzzies from all the giant green foliage!

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