Cardiocrinum giganteum

James Waddick
Thu, 10 Jun 2004 11:21:19 PDT
Dear all;
	I wonder why no one has mentioned C. giganteum var 
yunnanensis which must be the foliage 'King' of the genus. As I 
recall it has rich deep green foliage with mahogany red petioles and 
stalk. Foliage shines with a lustrousness.Newly emerging foliage has 
a bronze-purple sheen.  Same huge stalk and flowers.
	I first saw this in Sichuan climbing a mountain there. Just 
came on it in a clearing and almost fell over. Gorgeous foliage and 
form reminded me of a tropical Alocasia (Aroid).
	Surely this must be available somewhere. Can't grow it here, 
but wish I could. It is a beauty.

		Jim W.

Dr. James W. Waddick
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Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
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