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.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2007 7:19
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
As for P. melinonii, I will be able to check more carefully once
my materials at work tomorrow, but I do believe that there are
illustrations of it, maybe in the Aroideana that was like a field
Araceae known at the time from Colombia (if I'm remembering
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
> I'm looking for any
information possible on this plant. Joep Moonen sent
> me this
specimen about 8 months ago. It is Philodendron melinonii.
> 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.
> Steve Lucas
> We collect and grow many rare
> exotic tropical plants and orchids. Take
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