RE: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum--NO
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum--NO
- From: "Julius Boos" firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 09:53:28 +0000
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Subject : [Aroid-l] Philodendron adamantinum?
Quite a few years ago many of us on this aroid-L page, including Brian, made
an import of seeds that were sold from Brazil as being from several species
of rare Philos. from the Meconostigma group, I ordered seeds of P.
saxicolum, others ordered seeds of many others including P. adamantenum.
ALL of the seeds sold as being from the Meconostigmum group, INCLUDING
those said to be from P. adamantenium, grew to be P. bipin.`s, NONE sold as
being from the Meconostigma group were anything else! Some seeds sold as
being from the vine-like Philos seemd to grow as what they were sold as.
Brian, in good faith, sold juv. plants grown from seed labeled as P.
adamantenium as being P. adamantinium, but at adulthood all, to the best of
my knowledge, grew to be P. bipinn., including the one that was (or is) on
the MOBOT site listed as being P. adamantinium. I did inform MOBOT of what
appeared to be an error in I.D. on this photo, and posted a note to this L
on the 'problem' with the South American seller of seeds.
I believe that Ron has answered the one about the second Philo. species
reported by Dr. Croat.
I bought a putative specimen of this species from Brian last year and it has
grown a bit, and I'm at pains to know whether this is really the correct
species.....I also found a pic of the adult form on the web.
Several times over the years people have wondered about some of the rarer
Meconostigma, like Philodendron adamantinum.
I would also like to know whether the very large meconostigma that Dr. Croat
mentioned from his trip to South America has ever been cultured (there was
some talk about Ron (?) doing this):
"The trip back to the south was just as slow but since we knew what we were
up against there was lessapprehension. Among the most interesting species
collected was a huge Philodendron that was common in the old leaf bases of
a large palm tree. This species, which is probably new to science, is among
the largest species of Philodendron that I have ever seen with sinnuate leaf
blades to 165 cm long. Because of the undulate margins I first considered
that it might be P. undulatum but that species has blades less than 80 cm
long and interpetiolar squamulae up to 8 mm long whereas this unknown
specieshas tiny scales 2 mm or less long and much larger blades."<
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