I know a bit more this morning about this unknown Philodendron.
came from John Banta this morning. It appears this plant originated
"Hi Steve, I know the philodendron very well. I got it from
Sucre in Rio in 1989. He called it "Sucre's Slim". Other than that I
don't know any more about it. Banta"
If anyone else is growing this please post what you know about it.
On 7/20/2010 06:03, ExoticRainforest wrote:
apparently unknown Philodendron.
I received this small Philodendron from Brian Williams almost exactly two years ago. Brian tells me he acquired it from John Banta.
I'm trying to learn anything possible about this Philo so if you have grown it or have seen the inflorescence (especially if you have a
photo) I'd love all the info possible. The petiole is terete near the apex (top) but there are are striations on the flattened adaxial
surface near the base, the blades have not grown larger than 8 inches and the petioles are around double the length
of the blade. The widest point on the blade is barely 1 inch. The young blades emerge from a petiolar sheath but there are also
cataphylls visible in the photos. The plant appears to grow as a clumping form but I have no idea if it is an epiphyte or terrestrial.
Unless this is simply a very slow grower this one may also qualify as one of the smallest Philodendron species known. I have zero
collection data but would like to know where it originated.
For size comparison, the pot is 8 inches across.
If you have it or know anything about it please post the information here.