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Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron seed from S. Amer.

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Philodendron seed from S. Amer.
  • From: "Albert Knight"
  • Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 16:26:37 -0500

P. tuxla has elongated leaves much as burle marxi but is self-heading. The P. selloums seem to be of various sizes and leaf structure but all so far has pretty much same growth habit as the common selloum.

[Aroid-l] Philodendron seed from S. Amer.

Dear Julius
I was involved in that order from South America a few years back - in fact I have to own up to being one of the instigators. The only success I had in the end were with some seedlings of supposed P.eichleri, as the other seeds did not germinate. The only surviving plant of P.eichleri that I have does not appear to be P.selloum / bipinnatifidum as the leaves are generally only pinnate and not bipinnate, and the stem has very long intra-vaginal squamules. So I would say that my plant is not P.selloum, but whether it is P.eichleri with any certainty is another thing. Looks similar though to Graf's photo of P.eichleri in 'Tropica'.

Can't say I'm all that surprised about what you have relayed - just disappointed that's all. Certainly won't be ordering any more seed from these people. probably just as well the other varieties didn't germinate - don't need any more P.selloum!!! Would like to hear from any others who participated some years ago.
best regards

Neil Crafter
Adelaide, Australia

On 01/02/2005, at 7:42 PM, Julius Boos wrote:

Dear All,

I`d just like to enquire as to what sucess was had the folks who ordered seed of the different Philodendron seed from S. America some time ago, especially if the resulting plants turned out to be or even look like the species they were advertised to be???? The reason I ask is that one friend so very kindly sent three seedlings of what were sold to her as being P. saxicolum, these have now grown large enough to see that they are something else BESIDES P. saxicolum, probably what we would call P. 'selloum' or one of its close relations. For legal concerns I am not using the name of the Company from which they were ordered, but I`d like to hear comments on your seedlings. Recently I had spoken w/ a member who ordered seed from this same Company MANY years ago, he told me his yard had beautiful specimens of what appeared to be a BUNCH of P. 'selloum', no other species of Philo. could be discovered amongst the plants grown from many 'advertised' species.
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