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Re: [Aroid-l] P. corcovadense

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] P. corcovadense
  • From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo@msn.com
  • Date: Sun, 06 Mar 2005 15:00:11 +0000

>From: Eric Schmidt <leu242@yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
>To: aroid-l@gizmoworks.com
>Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] P. adamantinum, P. saxicolum.
>Date: Wed, 2 Mar 2005 05:39:49 -0800 (PST)

Dear Eric,

Thanks for sharing the info. w/ us. I have a plant of a small 'self-header' that I was given by a friend who lives N. of Tampa, this beautiful plant looks somewhat like your P. corcovadense, the difference being that mine has more scolloped/divided edges to the leaf blade. Some in Miami friends have plants of it, and I have heard it called 'minature P. speciosum', does anyone on the L know this plant or what the TRUE species or parantage may be (if we assume it might be a hybrid?)
Another querry for friends 'out there'---a few years ago I saw 3 gal. pots for sale of what were advertised as being 'minature selloums', this sale I THINK was at Mounts Bot Garden in WPB, I STUPIDLY did NOT purchase one as to me they looked like reg. P. 'selloum', but they were young plants. Does anyone remember or know the source of these, or did anyone buy one and can tell us what it/they turned out to be???
So far I have not had any luck locating plants of either P. saxicolum or P. adamantinum, I was sent a photo of what I believe may be a P. adamantinum that is in a Bot. Garden in Hawaii. The photo on the MOBOT web site of what is said to bea leaf of P. adamantinum is not of this species, it can be seen that it is one of the P. 'selloum' complex, probably from seed from the same S. American source that I have been asking about.
Thanks again, Eric.
Good Growing!

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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