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Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron melinonii & mystery Anthurium

Thanks Johathan,  I'm certain you are right about A. gracile. The grower has now confirmed that is the plant after I got another note with the same ID.
On the Philodendron melinonii, I've been getting some great feedback.  Anything more is most appreciated.
Steve Lucas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron melinonii & mystery Anthurium

Steve et al.,

Pardon my responding to both your inquiries under the second subject
heading. The mystery Anthurium infructesence (sp?) looks like it could be
A. gracile. It would be nice to see more of the plant, but this species
certainly can look like the photo.

As for P. melinonii, I will be able to check more carefully once I'm with
my materials at work tomorrow, but I do believe that there are some
illustrations of it, maybe in the Aroideana that was like a field guide of
Araceae known at the time from Colombia (if I'm remembering correctly -
was that vol. 8 or 9?) It can have very short internodal growth, and large
leaves, much larger than your photos illustrate - heavy petiole and blade
maybe a foot to 16" wide 2' to 30" long. I have to look in my notes and
references, but that's what I recall.

It's a start - I'll try to find and then send more tomorrow.


> I'm looking for any information possible on this plant.  Joep Moonen sent
> me this specimen about 8 months ago.  It is Philodendron melinonii.  There
> is almost nothing available in print about it!  Dr. Croat has two short
> paragraphs about it in one of his journals.  I'm trying to find out
> anything possible such as max size, growth forms, how it grows, anything!
> If anyone has the scientific description, I'd love to have that!!
> I'm copying this to Joep as well so if any of you know anything please let
> me know.  I'm not going to burden Tom with this one for now since he is
> about to leave for Ecuador!  I'd like to post this one on my website and
> will gladly give credit to anyone who can provide good information.
> Thanks!
> Steve Lucas
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