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Re: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum, P. saxicolum.

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum, P. saxicolum.
  • From: Eric Schmidt leu242@yahoo.com
  • Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 05:39:49 -0800 (PST)

One that we are growing is Philodendron corcovadense.
I believe it is native to southern Brazil. I had seen
this growing in a yard of a house near Leu Gardens for
20 years. It is a self-header that grows 2-3ft tall
and survived the 20F freeze in 12/89. Some stems froze
back, some were only defoliated. It is like a small
version of P. bipinnatifidum but with entire leaves.
It even has that odor that P. bipinnatifidum has when
a leaf is cut or broke off. I drove by that house one
day and it was being renovated. The Philos were in a
pile in the driveway. I stopped and asked if I could
have them and they said yes. I "rescued" them and
planted them out at Leu Gardens. I have never seen
them for sale, hopefully they can get into tissue
culture. Here is a link to a photo;


Eric Schmidt
Botanic Records
Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL.  32803 USA
USDA Zone 9b
ph. #  (407)-246-3749
fax #  (407)-246-2849

--- Julius Boos <ju-bo@msn.com> wrote:

> Dear Friends,
> Well, after a miserable failure to obtain these and
> other 'smaller' 
> self-heading species of Philodendron by ordering
> seed from the S. American 
> source ( as far as I can determine, most if not all
> of the seeds sold as 
> being  these species have grown to be P. 'selloum'),
> I am putting out a call 
> to all you members, lurkers, Botanical garden
> growers, etc. in an attampt to 
> locate specimens of these and any other
> 'minature'/smaller species or vars. 
> of the arborescent / "self heading" Philodendrons.  
> I have seen P. 
> saxicolum 'in the flesh', also the TRUE minature P.
> selloum, and so am very 
> interested in seeing a P. adamantinum, if there is
> any garden or individual 
> out there with specimens of this or the other
> species mentioned, or one that 
> I do not already know about, please contact me on my
> e-mail at ---
> >ju-bo@msn.com<
> Thanks, and good growing!
> Julius Boos,
> WPB,
> Florida.
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