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Re: Monstera question..

  • Subject: Re: Monstera question..
  • From: brian lee <lbmkjm@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 11:07:01 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Jason,

Aloha.  My hair falls out naturally.

Monstera is a difficult group once you stray outside the few well known species. Discussion is healthy and I believe this thread will tease out some very useful information.  

It is good to make mistakes...as long as we learn from them.



--- On Tue, 6/24/08, mossytrail <mossytrail@hctc.com> wrote:

> From: mossytrail <mossytrail@hctc.com>
> Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Monstera question..
> To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
> Date: Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 2:36 PM
> >M. friedrichstahalii
> > is a synonym of M. adansonii. However, plants of
> mistaken
> > determination labeled M. friedrichstalii were actually
> M.
> > siltepecana.  
> :Pulling out my hair:  AAARRRRGGGHHH!!
> How is anyone supposed to keep all this straight?  So in my
> last Aroideana article, I made reference to a plant that
> could have been either one of two possible species, neither
> of which are the name I used.  I identified it as M.
> freidrichsthallii based in part on _Exotica 4_,
> supplemented
> by Internet images.  So now I'm spinning in circles
> wondering whether it was M. adansonii, or M. siltepecana. 
> It was a persisting plant from a garden long since reverted
> to rainforest in Hawaii, so there is no way to know the
> provenance.
> All I can say is, it's a good thing that species was
> just a
> "cameo" in my article, not one of the main foci.
> Jason Hernandez
> Naturalist-at-Large
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