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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 powdery substance

2. grayish green or blue: of a dull grayish green or blue color

[Late 17th century. < Latin glaucus "blue-gray, green" < Greek glaukos]
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Sent: Saturday, July 26, 2008 10:39 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Emailing: Epipremnum amplissimum ????

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..
Steve Lucas

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'.

my opinion is you are right about the name not being glaucophyllum and it is a gorgeous plant.

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