Arisaema yunnanense

Adam Fikso
Wed, 27 Jan 2010 09:28:17 PST
Well, if these were from 1997, they weren't from my plant.  Mine were about 
2004, but considering my Swiss Cheese memory, I can't have any faiyh in that 
number either.  .
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Roy Herold" <>
To: "Pacific Bulb Society" <>
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 6:54 AM
Subject: Re: [pbs] Arisaema yunnanense

>A funny coincidence...
> A couple of years ago Andrew Broome from New Zealand sent me some photos
> of an arisaema he was growing. (You may know of Andrew from the Oxalis
> group.) He said he got seed of this plant from the Arisaema Enthusiast
> Group in 1997, and that I (!) was the donor. However the ID was only as
> "Arisaema sp. 102004" from my trip to Yunnan in 1996.
> I immediately went to my copy of Guy Gusman's arisaema book and ID'd
> Andrew's plant as Arisema yunnanense v. aridum. I found my old
> collection notes, and saw that it came from "West of Tiger Leaping
> Gorge, Grassy hillside, big boulders, 6400'". There were 510 seeds from
> this single collection, most of which went to the AEG and NARGS. My own
> attempt to grow them failed miserably. Sigh.
> I can't say that the collection locale was especially dry, however.
> There were huge round man-size boulders scattered over the entire
> hillside, but the intervening vegetation was rather lush grass. We also
> found Arisaema franchetianum growing in the same area, both on the
> hillside and nearby in Tiger Leaping Gorge Village.
> Andrew gave me permission to post his photos on the wiki, but I'm too
> busy right now to learn the new wiki protocol. I can send them to
> someone more skilled for posting, however (Nhu, MSI, anyone?)
> --Roy
> NW of Boston
> Solid snow cover despite rain and 50F this week
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