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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Feb 2, 2016 6:57 PM CST
Really pretty, love those leaves! I've never seen an Aglaonema with leaves shaped like that; it reminds me a lot of Caladium 'Hilo Beauty' which used to be listed as Colocasia.

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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 28, 2016 12:53 PM CST

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With those large lobes they don’t look like Aglaonema to me either. ‘Hilo Beauty’ would have basal ribs, the central vein in each lobe, which I don’t see in the photo by @RuuddeBlock.


They look a great deal like Schismatoglottis neoguineensis, a synonym for Schismatoglottis (Schismatoglottis calyptrata) which has highly variable leaf markings or none at all.

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http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/COLLECTIONS/LIVING/LIVCOL/lp-...

http://www.aroidpictures.fr/GENERA/SCHISMATOGLOTTIS/schicaly...

https://www.google.com/search?q=Schismatoglottis+calyptrata&...
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Name: Ruud
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RuuddeBlock
Feb 29, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Pure bad luck that you just posted this... I was in Meise last Thursday and could have checked. I will be there again in April. I took the name from the nameplate but these are often wrong in any botanical garden. The pic from the Meise living collection you added above suggests at least you are right.

Thank You!

Ruud.
Name: Ruud
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RuuddeBlock
Apr 16, 2016 11:31 AM CST
As promised I went to Meise again and checked: you are right indeed. There were two nameplates in the group, also the correct one. The other was simply overgrown by this plant, hence the error. Very well seen and corrected!

Regards,

Ruud
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Apr 17, 2016 9:40 AM CST

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How wonderful to visit the botanic garden so frequently. Thanks for clearing this up Ruud. I approved the proposal to move the photo. I'm so happy you caught this Lin. We now have two very different looking plants in this entry.
Evan

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