Plant ID forum: Whipcord Cobra Lily (Arisaema tortuosum)

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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 1, 2011 2:24 PM CST
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I purchased this as Arisaema triphyllum, but not sure that is what it is.
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 1, 2011 2:36 PM CST
Bob, that is a gorgeous plant! I'm not real familiar with Arisaema so hopefully someone who grows them will come along to identify your plant! For comparison, check out some of these at the aroid.org website:

http://www.aroid.org/genera/generapage.php?genus=arisaema
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 1, 2011 4:52 PM CST
It looks like Arisaema heterophyllum, does it make leaves in a horseshoe shape? A young plant may not show the true habit.

http://www.pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/Arisaema...

Arisaema tortuosum is another possibility, it grows very tall but the spathe usually grows above the leaves. The stems can be spotted or not, the spadix can be dark or green.

A fuller view would help.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 1, 2011 6:32 PM CST
It was the only picture I took before something ate the top off. It was about 3 foot tall then add another foot for spadix with dark brown spotted stem. From pictures I've seen so far I'm leaning toward tortuosum.
Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6a)
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NJBob
Dec 4, 2011 9:43 PM CST
Well I'm going to move this to Tortuosum.
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
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JRsbugs
Dec 5, 2011 6:01 AM CST
You know best what it looked like in reality Bob, I would agree with that. Smiling

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