Ph. hastatum glaucophyllum
- Subject: Ph. hastatum glaucophyllum
- From: "Sherry Gates" <TheTropix@msn.com>
- Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 01:28:50 -0500
Somewhere along the line someone may have used this name as a
distinction from other hastatum. I can see where that name could prevail
over simply hastatum. Keeps it simple.
According to the dictionary.....
|1. covered in grayish
powder: describes plants or
fruit that are covered in a grayish, whitish, or bluish waxy or
|2. grayish green or
blue: of a dull grayish green
or blue color|
|[Late 17th century. < Latin
glaucus "blue-gray, green" < Greek
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Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:39
Subject: [Aroid-l] Emailing: Epipremnum
The name glaucophyllum cannot be found as a Philodendron on
any scientific data base. Dr. Croat spent a great deal of time helping
me learn about Philodendron hastatum almost three years ago.
That species if variable and has several forms often known by a variety of
names. The name glaucophyllum appears to have originated with A.B. Graf,
but is not a scientific name..
At 11:11 AM 7/24/2008, you wrote:
Marek, the plant in question is
not the same as the 'glaucophyllum'-type Philo. I have both, and
this plant is physically different in many ways, leaves are more narrow,
silvery color is darker (more burnished), and I have never had this
develop into the larger plant that the 'glaucophyllum'-type matures to
which is commonly called 'Silver Sword'.
opinion is you are right about the name not being glaucophyllum and it is a
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