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Re: [Aroid-l] Is this a Epipremnum?

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Is this a Epipremnum?
  • From: "Peter Boyce" <botanist@malesiana.com>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Jun 2007 18:12:48 +0800

Hi Michael,
When juvenile the leaves of E. giganteum are often rippled in this manner. Once it is larger, the leaves tend to be smooth.
Monsteroid climbers, even in different genera, often look rather similar so I would need to see a photograph of the plant in the Kampong in order to have a chance of id-ing it.
Amydrium zippellanum is the same as A. magnificum; this is VERY distinctive and if the plant in the Kampong looks like E. giganteum then it is certainly NOT A. zippelianum.
If you can send me an image I will have a go at naming.
Very best
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 08, 2007 7:19 AM
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Is this a Epipremnum?

Its a beauty!
Peter,  is it common/normal for Epipremnum giganteum to have these rippled or wavy leaves as seen in Calvin's picture?  Its too far to tell,  but there is a plant growing at the Kampong in Miami that looks very close to it, but doesnt have this characteristic.  I believe it is labeled Rhodospatha venosum but I may be wrong....it doesnt look too much like that species from pics Ive seen.  I have also heard that it was Amyrdium magnificum....but isnt this an old name for Amydrium zippelianum....which the plant is question is definately not!
I think you also mention in one of your articles in a relatively recent Aroideana that E. giganteaum can be seen occasionally in collections in South Florida?  Perhaps this is the mystery climber at the Kampong?

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