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Re: selloum any way you can

The 'Authority' on this is Dr. Simon Mayo...  If he does not reply to your
message...  you can buttonhole him in September at the IAS Meeting!!!!

>Help, someone, please.  The name Philodendron selloum is strongly entrenched
>in the horticulture industry, but I am influenced by the fact that most of my
>"authorities" see that name as a synonym of P. bipinnatifidum. I am about to
>make this switch in the three or four availability lists that I can affect,
>but on one last swing through the internet I find that the ISTA list of
>stabilized names gives P. lundii Warm. as a synonym of P. bipinnatifidum
>Schott. ex Endl. but lists P. selloum K. Koch as a "good" name.
>O.K. my simple question (why is it that they never have simple answers?):
>What is the correct name for the plant used in enormous quantities in Florida
>landscaping? I know that there are odds and ends of hybrids out there, but
>what is the best name to use for the one that "everyone" grows?
>Derek Burch
>Fort Lauderdale
>Zone 11

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