Arisaema TOW

James Waddick
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 12:57:26 PDT
>Jane wrote: "Arisaema anatolicum. It is only about 8 inches/20 cm 
>tall and this spring bore a flower on a stem below the level of the 
>two divided leaves. The flower was small and green, shaped something 
>like that of A. flavum. To my surprise (since I thought arisaemas 
>were not self-fertile), it has formed a cluster of fruits which are 
>just starting to turn red.

Dear Jane;
There's no A anatolicum in the Gusman book synonymy lists, but your 
description sure fits A. flavum which is found from E. Africa to W. 
China ( 3 ssp.). Self sterility is not always the case. the fruit of 
A flavum looks like a rounded raspberry. A. flavum does well in dry 
even somewhat sunny sits on thin soils. Needless to say it grows well 
	Best	Jim W.
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