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Re: [Aroid-l] Fw: Philodendron stenolobum (fwd)

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Fw: Philodendron stenolobum (fwd)
  • From: a san juan kalim1998@yahoo.com
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 05:13:12 -0700 (PDT)

Fromt he description, the leaves may go up to 70 cm. There is also a VERY large example of this in thre kampong in florida...

the defoliated (due to katrina?) stem:

a san juan <kalim1998@yahoo.com> wrote:
It is a species.

E.G. Gonçalves and E.R. Salviani (2002). New species and changing concepts of Philodendron subgenus Meconostigma (Araceae). Aroideana 25: 2-15

Steve Marak <samarak@gizmoworks.com> wrote:

I'm forwarding the post below from Steve Lucas that was accidentally sent to
the wrong gizmoworks address several days ago.

Steve (Lucas), after my note to you I found the image and managed to get it - I
hope - attached to the message.

Steve (Marak)

-- Steve Marak
-- samarak@gizmoworks.com

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 08:39:13 -0500
From: Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest
To: samarak@gizmoworks.com
Subject: Fw: Philodendron stenolobum


I sent this in about a week ago and never saw it get posted. Can you see it
gets up so I can try to find some information about Philodendron stenolobum?


Steve Lucas

----- Original Message -----
From: Steve Lucas Exotic Rainforest
To: aroid-l-request@gizmoworks.com
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2006 10:45 AM
Subject: Philodendron stenolobum

Can anyone give me any information regarding Philodendron stenolobum? I
understand it is a Brazilian specie but I can't find much about it.
Especially interested in how large the leaves will grow. This is the
information I've uncovered so far:

Some sources say this is a hybrid plant. Both TROPICOS (Missouri Botanical
Garden) and the International Plant Names Index show it is a specie from Brazil
so I will treat it as a specie. The plant has long wavy narrow leaves. There
are at least two variations of the specie and one (not the variety shown in my
photo) has much narrower and extremely wavy leaves. This plant is a self
header and is not a climber. Some consider it a "tree Philodendron" that
develops a thick "trunk" as it grows. I am unable to find a technical
scientific description on any of the normal sources so I have no idea how long
the leaves will get but I'm told they will reach close to 30 inches. At one
time P. stenolobum was thought to be a more narrow form of P. williamsii but is
now recognized as a separate species.

I'm attaching a photo.


Steve Lucas
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