Hi, I'm new : Typhonium

D. Christopher Rogers crogers@ecoanalysts.com
Tue, 17 Oct 2006 14:22:11 PDT

Thanks for all the replies to my Typhonium query. It is obvious to me now,
that I have T. roxburghii, and not T. diversiflorum or diversifolium.
Although T. diversifolium sounds like a very nice plant, indeed. The T.
roxburghii is doing well in my greenhouse, and I hope that it will enjoy
this next summer when I move it outside.

Thanks again,

D. Christopher Rogers
Invertebrate Ecologist/Taxonomist

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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org]On
Behalf Of John Grimshaw
Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2006 2:03 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Hi, I'm new : Typhonium

Christopher Rogers asked about Typhonium diversiflorum. I assume he means
Typhonium diversifolium,  which is a diminutive aroid from quite high
altitudes (2500-4300 m) in the Himalaya. As its name suggests, it exhibits
great diversity of leaf shape, from very narrowly arrow-shaped to quite
broad and rounded. The spathe is green with dark reddish stripes of varying
extent, with a dark spadix that emits the usual Typhonium stink. I
particularly remember seeing it in the short, overgrazed turf around Namche
Bazar in Nepal, in 1988, where it was only about 5 cm tall. Collected
material from this area has grown steadily in moist, humus-rich conditions
in the open garden since then, but is a bit bigger in such conditions. It's
not a great garden plant but it brings back happy memories of a wonderful
visit to an amazing part of the world.

John Grimshaw

Dr John M. Grimshaw
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Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL53 9NP

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