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Re: ID on Philodendron

  • Subject: Re: ID on Philodendron
  • From: "criswick" <criswick@spiceisle.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 17:42:48 -0400

The name is actually Angra dos Reis , and not Agra dos Reis.  This common name is applied to a Philodendron illustrated in Exotica, and I have no idea as to the plant’s true identity.  However I have a plant in my collection which might be it.  I must say that I didn’t think that the plant in your photo, Steve, looked at all like Angra dos Reis.  But it is, I suppose, a lead, and one might see where it goes.


John Criswick.


From: aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com [mailto:aroid-l-bounces@gizmoworks.com] On Behalf Of ExoticRainforest
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 2:51 AM
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: [Aroid-l] ID on Philodendron


Then I'll start with the name Philodendron Agra dos Reis and see what turns up!


Thanks Brian!



----- Original Message -----

Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 10:31 PM

Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] ID on Philodendron


Steve I cannot say for sure but this looks similar to plants I grew from seed from Brazil as eximium. Which were later IDed as Agra dos Reis. I now have what looks to be exactly the same plant that was collected in Brazil as my seedlings and it is tagged as cordifolium. I know they are not eximiums but am now confused if they are Agra dos Reis or cordifolium. Either way they are beautiful species.
I have photos of the seedlings and mature plants if interesting in seeing more. Thanks.

ExoticRainforest wrote:

Can any of you give me a possible ID on this Philodendron?  The lrgest leaves are currently approximately 10 inches and I've had it for two years.  As you can see, some of the leaves are bicolorous.  It is kept in moderately low light so the color changes have little to do with the sunlight.  The upper side of the blade is glossy, bottom is slightly matte.  The plant has slightly red aerial roots.  The tag vanished so any possible ID would at least start me in the right direction.




Steve Lucas

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