Aroids forum: Wentii or Metallica

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Name: Jan
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Budgielover
Sep 6, 2010 9:41 AM CST
I've been looking at different pictures of Wentii & Metallica. It appears the Wentii has a green stem and Metallica has a burgandy stem. Is this correct?
I separate a few larger pots but has lost tags and want to be sure I label them correctly.

These are what I think are Metallica.Thumb of 2010-09-06/Budgielover/768372


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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
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Budgielover
Sep 6, 2010 9:45 AM CST
And this is what I thinks is Variegated Wentii

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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Sep 7, 2010 9:06 AM CST

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Yes, the wentii has green petioles and the metallica mottled or burgundy petioles. There is a "green" metallica but the overall look of the plant is the same as the burgundy type. If you have only the burgundy type, then that coloration is a good way to distinguish the two plants. Also, wentii leaf blades are peltate, while the metallica leaf blades are not.
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Name: Jan
St. Pete,FL
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plumerias Dog Lover
Region: Florida Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Seed Starter Seller of Garden Stuff Tropicals Hummingbirder
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Budgielover
Sep 7, 2010 9:17 AM CST
Thanks Lari
Yes I only have the one type of 'Metallica".

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