Re: Fenestrated aroids


Is not Cryptocoryne an aroid? There's one which practically defines
fenestration. It used to be called 'fenestralis' when I was a child. 
Hermine


At 09:36 AM 1/13/97 -0600, Dr. Guanghua Zhu wrote:
>Yes, Dick, we definitely should include Dracontium.  As a matter of 
>fact, D. plowmanii, is sometimes very heavily fenestrated.  
>Fenestrations are not uncommon in a few other species.
>
>Guanghua
>
>
>> Date:          Sun, 12 Jan 1997 14:23:51 -0600
>> Reply-to:      aroid-l@mobot.org
>> From:          "Richard Mansell (BIO)" <mansell@chuma.cas.usf.edu>
>> To:            zhu
>> Subject:       Re: Fenestrated aroids
>
>> Might we also add Dracontium to the list of fenestrated aroids?
>> 
>> Dick
>> 
>> On Fri, 10
>> Jan 1997, Eduardo Gomes Goncalves wrote:
>> 
>> > On Fri, 10 Jan 1997, Wallace Wells wrote:
>> > 
>> > > I have owned Monstera deliciosa and recently got M. pitterii. I am 
>> > > interested in other fenestrated or 'holed-leaved' aroids and would 
>> > > like comment from others who are cultivating the same. I know there 
>> > > are Philodendrons with this characteristic.
>> > 
>> > The only genera of Araceae that I'm aware about the presence of 
>> > fenestrations are: Monstera (as you already know), Dracontioides (a
water 
>> > dweller from Brazil), Raphidophora, Epipremnum and maybe some
Anchomanes. 
>> > I have never seen a fenestrated Philodendron and I think they don't
exist 
>> > at all. Some pictorial books of horticulture (e.g. Exotica) usually
show a 
>> > young Monstera deliciosa identificated as "Philodendron pertusum" and I 
>> > think it can confuse a lot of people. 
>> > 
>> > Best wishes,
>> > 
>> > Eduardo 
>> > 
>> > 
>> 
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>Guanghua Zhu
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