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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 3, 2011 2:10 AM CST
I have posted this in the Plant ID forum, suggestions came to post it over here where the experts are.

The thread "Typhonodorum (Typhonodorum lindleyanum); Impressive tropical plant" in Plant ID forum

They were growing in a huge pond in the Botanical garden of Rio de Janeiro

Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 3, 2011 3:28 AM CST
I've followed you here, Myriam, so I can find out myself. It is such an awesome plant! Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 10:11 AM CST
Myriam: It's been identified over on the Plant ID Forum as Typhonodorum lindleyanum:

http://www.google.com/search?q=typhonodorum+lindleyanum&hl=e...

There are also photo's at the DG Plant Files, one from the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Gardens:

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/59878/


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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Oct 3, 2011 11:16 AM CST

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Those plants are indeed Typhonodorum lindleyanum; I have one growing in my collection. They are truly remarkable aroids, with pseudostems like banana plants.

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SongofJoy
Oct 3, 2011 1:01 PM CST
That plant is spectacular. LariAnn, what is the size of your collection?
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bonitin
Oct 3, 2011 1:34 PM CST
Thanks Tee and LariAnn!
I just came from the ID forum, the mystery plant got a name! Smiling
It is indeed a fantastic even prehistoric looking plant, I wish I could grow them in my garden.. Hilarious!
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SongofJoy
Oct 3, 2011 1:46 PM CST
Do you have any other photos like that, Myriam?
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bonitin
Oct 3, 2011 2:45 PM CST
I do have more photos from other also interesting plants from the same botanical garden Tee, most of them I don't have the name, mostly my fault as I forgot to look at the labels Rolling my eyes. or the labels were just missing like with this one in the lake..I also have quite some plant pics taken in the wild in the rain forest I have no ID for..
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plantladylin
Oct 3, 2011 3:23 PM CST
Myriam: Post your photo's over on the ID forum ... someone may recognize your unidentified plants!
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 3, 2011 4:18 PM CST
I will do Lin! Thank you! Smiling
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LariAnn
Oct 4, 2011 2:10 PM CST

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SongofJoy said:That plant is spectacular. LariAnn, what is the size of your collection?


Oh, I've got too many plants to put a number to it - most of them are aroids and most of the aroids are Alocasias and Philodendrons, with a large percentage of those being hybrids that I have developed. See my website: http://aroidiaresearch.org for a taste of what I have. By no means are all my plants listed and/or illustrated there, but you'll get the idea.

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SongofJoy
Oct 4, 2011 2:28 PM CST
I will definitely check out your website. I love these plants! Hurray!
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tropicbreeze
Oct 5, 2011 4:57 PM CST



I like the inflorescences on them, very large compared with most other aroids. But the down side is they drop lots of seed and become a bit invasive.

http://cubits.org/Jungle/articles/view/820/
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 6, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Beautiful Zig!

I wish they would be invasive in my garden! Rolling on the floor laughing
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SongofJoy
Oct 6, 2011 11:45 AM CST
I agree
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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tropicbreeze
Oct 6, 2011 3:12 PM CST
Trouble when these invade it's a bit like "The Day of the Triffids", Crying

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Oct 6, 2011 3:40 PM CST
Wow! But what a gorgeous beauty Zig! Whistling
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jan 24, 2013 2:29 PM CST

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Typhonodorum lindleyanum photos at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (cick on pic to see more).
http://plantwerkz.blogspot.com/2009/02/water-banana-typhonod...

Rumor on IAS facebook is LariAnn recently had a bloom. I wonder what she's up to now?
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Name: LariAnn Garner
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LariAnn
Jan 24, 2013 6:01 PM CST

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Evan,
Not a rumor - i had TWO blooms on my Typhonodorum and one of them seemed to be setting seed, then aborted on me. So I don't have any little ones - yet. The plant has slowed for winter but since it is so large now, this summer should be a good one for potential seeds. Believe it or not, I have a cross in mind, too, if I can get the other potential parent in blooming size for my work.

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eclayne
Jan 24, 2013 7:01 PM CST

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We believe! Best of luck in your quest and here's hoping the other participant cooperates. Do you keep T. lindleyanum under glass over winter?
Evan

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