Aroids forum: Variegated Philodendron giganteum inflorescence

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Name: Drew
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homer1958
Feb 16, 2014 7:02 PM CST

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Name: mj
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mjsponies
Feb 17, 2014 5:36 AM CST
Thumbs up Loverly.... Hurray!
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Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
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homer1958
Feb 17, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Thumbs up I agree
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 17, 2014 8:27 PM CST

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Looks great Drew. Are you doing any pollen daubing on this one? Is that a variegated cataphyll in the background?
Evan
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 17, 2014 9:16 PM CST
Yabbut, I want to know how big that 'giganteum' flower is. Drew, could you put your finger, or a coin or something in the picture for size ref?
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Feb 18, 2014 7:45 AM CST

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Maybe a mini chair?
Evan
Name: mj
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mjsponies
Feb 18, 2014 8:08 AM CST
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eclayne said:Maybe a mini chair?


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Name: Drew
Piedmont N.C. (Zone 7b)
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homer1958
Feb 19, 2014 4:45 PM CST
The var. inflorescence is roughly half the size of the regular giganteum. Regular dimensions are:

17" long, from the top to the entrance to the stem; 3'' wide at the 'bulb' of the Spathe and 11'', from the top of the Spathe to the bottom of the 'bulb'.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 25, 2014 12:30 PM CST

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Drew, I was reading through the CATE description for giganteum and it notes
Blade coriaceous, broadly cordate-ovate, 50-80 cm long, 40-60 cm wide...
http://araceae.e-monocot.org/t...
Leaf size sound about right?
Evan
Name: Drew
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homer1958
Feb 25, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Yessir! I would think larger than that in the wild Evan... Maybe 42''-46'' in length 28-32'' wide.
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Feb 25, 2014 8:53 PM CST

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Thanks Drew. I think it would be helpful if these original descriptions were supplemented with additional observations more frequently.
Evan
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