Philodendron crassinervium inflorescence
- Subject: Philodendron crassinervium inflorescence
- From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@exoticrainforest.com>
- Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 08:42:57 -0500
Tom, thanks so much for the plate.
I've added it to the page.|
I find it interesting Schott's plate does not appear to match your
field notes on P. crassinervium or Mauro Peixoto's photo. I
have three questions. Is Scott's drawing applicable to P. alternans
or P. lanceolatum? And more important in my mind, could
Schott have described something that no longer exists in the forests of
Brazil? Or, is it possible P. alternans is truly a species
since it is more often epiphytic as well as pendent while P.
crassinervium is primarily terrestrial? The plants in my own
collection appear to be different and Eduardo and Marcus have both said
privately they are not likely to be the same plant species. In
addition, notes and photos I've added to the page from Leland Miyano
also at least appear to indicate they may not be the same plant.
Input from any of our experts would be most helpful. And by the way,
I've copied this privately to all mentioned in this note so if any of
you choose to comment please include Aroid l when you respond.
Thanks as always!
Tom Croat wrote:
We could scan Schott’s
painting of the inflorescences if you would like it.
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