Aroids forum: a-roid not par-a-noid

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Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Feb 15, 2010 10:53 PM CST
http://www.aroid.org/

Aroid is the common name for members of the Araceae family of plants, sometimes known as the Philodendron or Arum family. The occasionally beautiful and often bizarre combination of spathe and spadix called the inflorescence, sometimes referred to as a "flower", is a distinguishing feature of all aroids.
Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Feb 16, 2010 1:15 AM CST
Aroids have spadix & spathe.

So do Cyclanthus Family plants.

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Name: Rachel
Rural Retreat, Va
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RachelLF
Feb 16, 2010 9:22 AM CST
Thank's Dave. I did not know that about a Cyclanthus plant.
Name: Steve Lucas
Siloam Springs, AR
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ExoticRainforest
Feb 16, 2010 10:33 AM CST
Glad to see you posted the IAS website address!
Name: LariAnn Garner
south Florida, USA
When in doubt, do the cross!
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LariAnn
Mar 12, 2010 5:45 PM CST

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Technically, palms also have a spathe and spadix, although the spadix is very large and often heavily branched. The spathes can be woody and it is easy to imagine using them to make artistic giant aroid flowers.
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Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Mar 17, 2010 11:14 PM CST
http://www.leugardens.org/

many large plants in Orlando made it with no frost damage.

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Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Mar 17, 2010 11:16 PM CST
another frost survivor.
I remember the name of this is
Swiss Cheese Philodendron?

Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Mar 17, 2010 11:18 PM CST
same plant blooming 10' up the side of the tree

Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Mar 17, 2010 11:21 PM CST
same plant
see bloom in center

Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Mar 18, 2010 8:49 AM CST
Hi John!

That "Swiss Cheese Philodendron" is, Monstera deliciosa, Ceriman.

The peeled ripe fruit are edible!
Name: Steve Lucas
Siloam Springs, AR
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ExoticRainforest
Mar 18, 2010 8:56 AM CST
And despite common belief, a Monstera is not a Philodendron. They are in completely different genara. I know this is technical but Philodendron produce imperfect flowers while Monstera produce perfect flowers on the spadix.

This explains: http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Natural%20and%20artificial%2...

According to Dr. Croat there are nearly 1000 Philodendron but less than 40 Monstera species. There is currently some revision underway on the genus Monstera.

Steve
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
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lakesidecallas
Mar 18, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Great looking Monstera. I wouldn't mind having one like that!
Leu Gardens is a great place.

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