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Re: [aroid-l] Non-Aroid question

Monstera dubia is a member of section Marcgraviopsis and is definitely a
"shingler" in the juvenile phaze.

Tom Croat

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron [mailto:ronlene@bellsouth.net]
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 7:30 AM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Non-Aroid question

As an Aroid, does Monstera dubia fit as a shingling aroid?  Ron Kessler

-----Original Message-----
From: aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu [mailto:aroid-l-owner@lists.ncsu.edu]
On Behalf Of Jonathan Ertelt
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 11:04 PM
To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu
Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Non-Aroid question

At 6:52 PM -0500 1/4/04, RAYMOMATTLA@cs.com wrote:
>I was wondering if anyone was growing any of the shingling Ficus
>other than F. pumila?  Or for that matter, any other shinglers OTHER
than ones
>from Araceae or Marcgraviaceae?   Thanks for any help..  Michael

The only ones I can think of are a couple of species of Dischidia, 
and perhaps a few ferns where the rhizomes are somewhat overlapping, 
providing a home for ants, though the fronds still stick out. I'd be 
interested in hearing what other plants exhibit this shingle type 
growth habit. There may be a couple of Begonia species, but the 
leaves aren't appressed to the substrate the way theu are in these 


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