Re: Does anyone know this Philodendron?
- Subject: Re: Does anyone know this Philodendron?
- From: ExoticRainforest <Steve@ExoticRainforest.com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 22:32:16 -0500
Correct Marek. The petioles which support each
blade of Philodendron martianum are spongy to the touch. They commonly possess a "C" shaped depression (sulcate or
canaliculate) down the adaxial (upper) surface and since the petiole's
are often swollen they likely store water or starches inside. There
are also sharp ridges that define the edges of the canal. |
The plant in your photos appear to be those of a juvenile specimen.
The largest plant on my page is very large and is in the collection of
Leland Miyano in Hawaii. All the data on my page has also been checked
by aroid botanist Marcus Nadruz and others but I'm always anxious to
have any errors pointed out.
I've attached one of Leland's photos showing the size of the petioles
of his plant. I thought I had added this to the page but just found I
left it off. I'll add it later tonight.
Marek Argent wrote:
I have photos of Philodendron
martianum and it has swollen petioles
Original Message -----
Thursday, July 16, 2009 5:26 AM
Re: [Aroid-l] Does anyone know this Philodendron?
I have several Philodendron
martianum which is often called Philodendron cannifolium and the
characteristics are not a good match. I wrote a very detailed page
which is on the site about a year ago with both Brazilian botanist
Marcus Nadruz' and Leland Miyano's help on how P. martianum came
to be called P. cannifolium. Interesting story but technically
there is no such plant as Philodendron cannifolium. http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Philodendron%20martianum%20pc.html
I'm now checking out Pete's suggestions! Thanks for the input.
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