Arisaema TOW

Jane McGary
Tue, 19 Aug 2003 17:33:07 PDT
Jim Waddick wrote,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. "

I grew this from seed collected by a Czech, and they often use names from 
Soviet floras that are not in general use in the West, so probably some 
Russian botanist just decided to split it off at some time in the past. 
Maybe it's a subspecies. The fruit does look like a raspberry.

So I guess it is just an ugly A. flavum from western Asia. Oh well.

Jane McGary
Northwestern Oregon

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