Re: looking for Raphidophora celatocaulis
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- Subject: Re: looking for Raphidophora celatocaulis
- From: "Julius Boos" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 12:16:56 -0500 (CDT)
From: Jack Honeycutt <email@example.com>
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Date: Friday, June 09, 2000 11:31 PM
Subject: looking for Raphidophora celatocaulis
Many 'vining' Aroids do this, Philodendron, Monstera and Raphidophora come
to mind, it is a response to the growing conditions, and is a 'juvinile'
form of the plant which does and will change to one with 'normal' leaves
once it encounters different/'better' conditions higher up the tree, rock
face, or in the case of Fairchild Gardens, the wall!
Good luck in your quest!
Cheers and good growing,
>While traveling in Miami Florida about 6 months ago, I visited Fairchild
Tropical Gardens. In the greenhouse was a lovely tropical vine. The
leaves did not swing in the wind, but were almost glued flat to the surface
that they were climbing. It looked like something from a Science Fiction
move; like a plant from another planet....
The tag at Fairchild ID'ed this as Raphidophora sp. The plant came from a
botanical garden in New Guinea. The common name is 'The Shingle Plant'.
Calling around, I found a fellow at rareplants.com (The Glasshouse Works)
who suspected that this was R. celatocaulis. He had a Raphidophora, but
not the one I am looking for.
I would be interested in reading more about this genera, and would
appreciate any referrals to any books or articles (I just found and joined
the Aroid Society yesterday).
I would also be interested in being referred to anyone (or a nursery) who
might have a cutting of this plant for sale or trade.
I am new to this list and I look forward to learning more about this group
Thanks in advance.
Jack in Portland Oregon