Agoston Janos
Fri, 06 Apr 2007 18:05:54 PDT
I show you my Arums:…………………

To make the problem more complicated... Unles I cannot make DNA sequencing home I really do not know if I should trust the namings, except those which were IDed by experts...

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jim McKenney 
  To: 'Pacific Bulb Society' 
  Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2007 1:57 AM
  Subject: Re: [pbs] Arum

  This Arum discussion is getting interesting. 

  I grow a clump of Arum here in Maryland which has long puzzled me. It came
  as Arum italicum. The plants - in leaf  and inflorescence - are similar in
  size to typical Arum italicum although the leaves are basically plain green
  with irregular and sparse whitish-gray specks - one of the plants in this
  group has black specks instead of gray specks on the leaves. The spathe is
  greenish gold  with a slight purple flush at the base on the inside. The
  spadix is pale brownish yellow. 

  What makes this group of plants (there is more than one clone) very distinct
  is that although they produce foliage in the autumn, that foliage always
  dies during the winter and is replaced by new foliage in the late winter.
  They have been in the garden for years and seem fully hardy.

  Whatever this is, it's much bigger than what I grow as Arum maculatum. 

  Here's a view of some of them in bloom and in leaf; they are labeled Arum
  incertae sedis in this gallery:

  Does this look familiar to anyone? 

  Now to change topics a bit: there is another Arum event about to take place
  here. A plant received as Arum korolkowii in 2004 is finally going to bloom.
  This grows in a cold frame - I think the foliage would not have a chance
  during the winter exposed to the air. I'll post more comments about this one

  Jim McKenney
  Montgomery County, Maryland, USA, USDA zone 7, where we escaped freeze
  damage last night, but tonight might be a different story.
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